60+ top contemporary New Zealand artworks on auction for new public sculpture

“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.

Ready to expand your collection of artworks by top contemporary NZ artists?art-for-our-valley-karl-maughan-michael-smither-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artwork

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Radio New Zealand Interview on our upcoming Ponsonby exhibition

Great to listen to this Radio New Zealand National interview with Opotiki district councillor Lyn Riesterer, district planning manager Barbara Dempsey, artist and exhibition organiser Te Mete and Studio One Toi Tu manager Echo Janman.

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Opotiki District Council Planning Manager Barbara Dempsey, artist Te Mete and councillor Lyn Riesterer. Photo: RNZ / Jo O’Brien

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Studio One in Ponsonby launches The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition

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Mana Wahine” is 1 of 5 new original paintings by Sofia Minson that will be on show at The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 26 July onwards

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.

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Oh what a difference a frame makes!

Sofia-Minson-Painting-Aoraki-Gold-Kaki-bird-mt-cook-new-zealand-artworkI’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

Braided River Awareness & Fundraising Art Auction in Chirstchurch Sat 16 April

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This image is a detail of one of my works to be auctioned “Aoraki Gold” featuring an ornately detailed Kaki (Black Stilt bird) wading in Lake Pukaki with Aoraki Mt Cook in the background.
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