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.
The Auckland based artist’s mum grew up on a sheep and beef farm in the Bay of Plenty and her family spent summer holidays in Opotiki with her grandparents while she was growing up.
Now things have come full-circle and Minson says:
“I am thrilled to be involved in an exhibition that not only showcases the talent of nationally and internationally recognised Opotiki artists, but also benefits the local community.”
45% of sales are going towards a new community space, research centre and library planned for the Opotiki district called Te Tahuhu o te Rangi.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the opening night and silent auction at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th July (RSVP is for catering purposes).
Location: Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland.
Dates: Wednesday 27 July – 18 August exhibition is open to the public
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am – 7pm. Fri 9am – 5pm. Sat 9am – 4pm.
Posted by artist Sofia Minson from NewZealandArtwork.com
New Zealand Maori portrait and landscape oil painting