The story of cultures colliding told through Maori Art in New Zealand parliament

Matire-White-Ornate-Frame-maori-portrait-painting-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artworkThis portrait of my Ngati Porou great-grandmother “Matire Te Horowai” wearing her traditional victorian dress and moko kauae (chin tattoo) will speak volumes about our cultural history in the heart of New Zealand’s capital.

Two of my artworks are on show at Bowen House Parliament Building in Wellington – with The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 8 Feb – 31 Mar 2017.

Matire Te Horowai lived in the East Cape of the North Island in the late 19th century – an era of heavy Europeanisation where there was severe juxtapositions of indigenous and colonising cultures, yet intermarriage managed to occur.

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Orakei School Art Exhibition opens tonight including Sofia Minson’s collaborative artwork with the children

2016 has been another great year doing a collaborative artwork with the children at Orakei School. This will be my 4th time participating and I always have such a blast.  It’s a very special school filled with kids from all sorts of cultural backgrounds and demographics, and this diversity makes for a rich source of creativity!

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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”…


SOFIA MINSON PAINTING WITH LIVE JAZZ BY ZINCO, MIKE FROST & THE ICEMEN, NAIROBI TRIO AND THE GEOFF CULVERWELL QUARTET
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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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