Important Early & Contemporary NZ Art Under the Hammer
Media Release 9 September 2013: for immediate release
Important Early & Contemporary NZ Art Under the Hammer in Taupō
An early 20th Century Kakahu (Maori cloak), and paintings by the late Ralph Hotere, John Weeks and Margaret Stoddart are just some of the stunning art and artefacts expected to attract significant interest at the Lake Taupō Hospice fundraising art auction and sale in Taupō later this month.
Billed as the Treasured Art Auction & Sale, 150 works have been carefully selected by leading artists and catalogued by well-known art collector and businessman, Peter Jarvis founder of Ferner Galleries, now based in Taupō. Works go on display to the public at 11.00 am on Saturday 21 September, with an exclusive viewing at 10.00 am for ticket holders to the auction event and cocktail party being held that evening.
The exhibition is a combination of new art and pre-owned art by some of New Zealand’s most renowned and important artists both past and present. The exhibition and auction includes paintings, sculpture, Maori art and artefacts. Although much of the art will have a fixed prices, some 50 works will be auctioned at the event on Saturday evening.
“Contemporary works have come in from more than 50 leading New Zealand artists,” says Peter Jarvis.
“And we’re thrilled to have works from leading artists including Dick Frizzell, Michael Moore, Amber Emm, Susan Harrison-Tustain and Robyn Kahukiwa and well known local artists Murray Matuschka and Sue and Robbie Graham.
“The support from the art community for our hospice fundraising event has been wonderful.”
Each year the Lake Taupō Hospice Event Committee holds a stellar fundraising event to help raise the $500,000 needed to operate its 24/7 free-of-charge service to patients and their families in the district.
Tickets to the auction event and viewing are available from the Hospice Shop, Totara Point, Hospice House, 7 Sunset Street and Harcourts Real Estate, Ruapehu Street, Taupo.