Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Wellington’s First Ever Pay What You Want Exhibition

Wellington’s First Ever Pay What You Want Exhibition (probably)

‘Spirit of the Beehive’

An exhibition of prints and paintings exploring the world of bees and beekeeping.

At: Vincents Art Workshop

When: Opening 5.30pm Wed 13 August 2014 (all welcome). Runs until 27 August 2014.

Finding no more room under his bed, artist Simon Gray has decided to have a clear out and offer the last ten years of his work for sale. Rather than pursuing the traditional (and tricky) route of pricing his art, he has decided to let the buyer pay what the art work is worth to them. When people buy the work they get to enjoy it, Gray gets his work seen by others and the space back under his bed!

Gray has been an artist for the past twenty five years and also a facilitator of community and school based projects, both in New Zealand and the UK.

“One of first things I did when arriving in New Zealand in 2002 was to take a beekeeping course and ever since they have been a central theme in my work.”

Beekeeper, artist and tutor at Vincents Art Workshop, Simon Gray’s exhibition explores the fascinating and topical subject of bees and beekeeping through painting and printmaking. The work has been produced over the last 10 years during which Gray has kept bees.

In a first for Vincents, and possibly New Zealand, the work in the exhibition is to be sold on a “pay what you want” model. Quite simply: pay what the work means to you.

Also 25% of each work sold will be donated to the Save Our Bees Charitable Trust, which:

“has been founded to conserve and protect New Zealand Honey Bees. Its aims are to educate people about the importance of bees in New Zealand horticultural and agricultural industries and in the home garden.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news