Our Nelson Billboard Project featured in The New Zealand Artist Magazine

billboard-project-new-zealand-artist-magazine-nelson-arts-festival-2015-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artworkWow fantastic to see this generous four-page spread in the Jan/Feb 2016 New Zealand Artist Magazine on our billboard project that we did in September last year for the Nelson Arts Festival – very good memories.

Five of us artists each painted huge 1.2 x 2.4 metre artworks on the windy, gorgeous banks of the Maitai River in Nelson.

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Live Painting at Nelson Arts Festival 2015

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Sofia Minson with her painting “Grey Ghost” 2.4m high x 1.2m wide, acrylic on canvas

What a fantastic experience it has been with the Nelson Arts Festival this October. Thank you so much for flying me down to Nelson for two weeks to paint my heart out, situated on the banks of the beautiful Maitai River, with a group of talented, fun artists – Geoff Noble, Miriam Hansen, Smeagol, Richard Adams and the Kawai Raupapa Rauangi (Maori visual arts) students from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

We were ‘The Billboard Project’ and by the end of it, all of us had created these large-scale 1.2 metre x 2.4 metre paintings that are now being auctioned on TradeMe - you can bid here for our works. Auctions close Saturday 7th November 2015 and if you’d like to own my work entitled “Grey Ghost“ you can bid here for my painting.

Artists Sofia Minson, Geoff Noble and Miriam Hansen with their artworks

Artists Sofia Minson, Geoff Noble and Miriam Hansen with their artworks

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Orakei School Art Exhibition and Sale 14-16 November 2014

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I’ll have several works exhibited at this year’s fundraiser for Orakei School including this newly framed giclee print of The Kaka is Calling (left). There is 75 prints available in this limited edition.

Tickets are available now for the gala night tonight, opening at 7:30pm (phone Jo Coutts on 027 4881456). Or, come along on Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th when the exhibition is open to viewing by the general public, times are from 9am to 5pm each day. Venue is the Orakei School Hall, Grace Street, Orakei, Auckland.

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Sofia Minson Paints Tiki Taane’s Portrait on 40ft Shipping Container

In February 2014 I was commissioned to paint a portrait of musician Tiki Taane on a 40ft shipping container on Queens Wharf on Auckland’s downtown waterfront. Click here to watch the timelapse video.

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Photo courtesy of Brendan Kitto Photography

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Album Cover of Tiki Taane’s “With Strings Attached” Features Portrait Painting by Sofia Minson

Tiki Taane’s new album “With Strings Attached: Alive & Orchestrated” features my painting of him on the front cover!

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“With Strings Attached” comes out 31 January 2014. Pre-order your signed copy here

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