“Sometimes it’s up to artists to help other artists, so they can help the community” says Sofia Minson about this unique fundraiser for a new public sculpture in Masterton.
Number 1 Ponsonby Rd will be brimming with contemporary paintings, Maori weaving, sculpture and photography by over 20 artists who have strong connections to Opotiki.
Five brand new original paintings by Sofia Minson will be on show at the launch of The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th July (exhibition runs until 18th August 2016).
The first piece “Mana Wahine” (pictured left) is a framed oil portrait, which celebrates the strength and endurance of Maori women. The other four pieces are highly detailed acrylic paintings from Minson’s native New Zealand bird series.
I’m feeling very lucky to be surrounded by teams of people who give my art an amplified voice and take it to the world. Just got this baby “Aoraki Gold” back from Homestead Picture Framers (thank you for your genius over the years!) and wrapping it up today to send to my incredible crew at Artbay Gallery in Queenstown. Continue reading