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Art for the Sea goes under the hammer

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21 March 2017

ART FOR THE SEA GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

An eclectic array of 20 prominent New Zealand artists have created unique pieces of art out of the old Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club's (LBSLSC) clubhouse to raise money for the rebuild.

Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club is Wellington’s oldest surf life saving club and has been saving lives since 1910. Situated on one of Wellington’s wildest and windiest beaches, the old 1950s clubhouse is now beyond repair, prompting an exciting timber reclamation project that has engaged the city’s community of artists.

Rescue boards and sections of original native timber were extracted before the building's demolition late last year, and formed canvasses for many of the works that are now up for auction.

All art goes under Ian Patterson's expert hammer at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Thursday 30 March to raise funds for the fit-out of the Club's new building.

Contributing artists include Clare Matthews, Dside, Sean Duffell, Flox, Donna Cross, Michael McCormack, Juliet Best, Alfred Memelink, Brian Nelson, Bruce Luxford, Toothfish, Mellissa Young, Liz Ritchie, Christie Wright, Mica Still, Helen Casey, Paul Eagle, Sue Dasler, Jack Candlish and Milarky.

"We have some amazing pieces," says Club Chairman Arie Moore. "This is a unique chance for people or businesses to own a piece of Wellington history."

Attendees can meet the artists, and view and bid on irreplaceable original artwork.

Entry is by donation and the catalogue can be viewed at http://forthesea.org.nz/zodonations/art-for-the-sea/.


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