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New patron Dick Frizzell boosts Pablos Art Auction

New patron Dick Frizzell boosts Pablos Art Auction

Pablos Art Studios is proud to announce that iconic Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell has become its latest patron. He has donated two works to its annual charity fundraiser to be held on Thursday 26 October at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington.

Pablos Director Deidre Dahlberg says Dick Frizzell has been quietly supporting Pablos Art Studios for many years. “I asked him when he first became acquainted with Pablos and he said it’s been so long that he really can’t remember. I felt it was high time we made him an official patron and I was delighted when he accepted.”

Dick Frizzell has often described Pablos Art Studios as the “clarity charity” and says that it is clear to see how Pablos makes a difference in people’s lives by using creativity to mentor and support them as they navigate living with mental ill health.

A new donating artist, Nicki Gordon, has used her ink drawing technique to create a portrait of Dick Frizzell for the auction. “It is a fitting tribute to an artist who gives a great deal of his time and commitment to so many people and organisations,” says Deidre.

Poster Boy, donated with the help of Solander Gallery, and IN YOUR FACE are the two works Dick has provided.

This year’s fundraising auction highlights exceptional works from Pablos' emerging artists, two original works from Nigel Brown, and notable works from many of New Zealand’s emerging and well-established artists such as Max Gimblett (Gow Langsford), Matt Gauldie, Marita Hewitt (Page Blackie), Juliet Best, Jane Blackmore, Ron Te Kawa, Pat Unger, Ewan McDougall, Margaret Elliott, Janna van Hasselt, Yukari Kaihori, James Robinson, Nigel Brown, Basia Smolnicki, Chimp, Sam Broad and many many more.
The preview can be seen online.

About Pablos Art Studios
Pablos Art Studios is a not-for-profit creative space in Wellington that provides an art studio and gallery representation (ROAR! Gallery) for people who have experienced mental ill health. Pablos is a supportive community of over 100 artists where recovery is aided by enabling healthy interactions with the wider community.

Doors open at 5pm with the live auction starting at 6.30pm. For tickets ($20 presales, $25 door sales) please visit ROAR Gallery 189 Vivian Street or purchase them online

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