Jazz Meets Art – Programme of Events for Queenstown Jazzfest

Here’s the rundown of where and when I’ll be painting to live Jazz music this weekend from Friday 21st – Monday 24th October in Queenstown for “Jazz meets Art”…

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Live Painting and Art Exhibition at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016

aoraki-fractalis-painting-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artwork-queenstown-jazzfest-2016-artbay-galleryIt’s that time of year again…. Because 2015 Jazzfest was such a blast, the streets and parks of Queenstown will once again be the sights of my live painting demos at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016! Meanwhile Artbay Gallery on the shores of Lake Wakatipu will host a solo show of my brand new work.

Jazzfest kicks off on Friday 21st October 2016 and runs through to Monday.


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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.

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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


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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