Sofia Minson’s New Artwork for The Big Egg Hunt NZ – Huia and the Twelve Heavens

The hunt begins!  The 2015 Big Egg Hunt is here in New Zealand for the second year in a row in support of the Starship Foundation and I’ve created a brand new artwork for the event called “Huia and the Twelve Heavens.”  It’s part sculpture, part painting, part contemporary Maori cloak… whatever it is, watch the artwork taking shape in my studio in this video…
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Braveheart Youth Trust Art Exhibition 16 – 18 October 2014 at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

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I’m really happy to be putting several artworks into Braveheart Youth Trust‘s art exhibition from 16 – 18 October 2014 at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.

Come and see a showcase of a whole lot of amazing contemporary art that is affordable – all original artworks are under $5,000!

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One of Sofia Minson’s original paintings to be exhibited: “Hikurangi” 450 x 450mm, oil on canvas

40% of the proceeds are going towards programs that divert young people who are at risk of offending, from the justice system, by helping them realise their potential. 60% of the proceeds go to the artists. Braveheart Youth Trust was founded in 2009 and is comprised totally of volunteers. Their vision is ZERO YOUTH OFFENDING.

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Painted “Huia” Egg Sculpture by Sofia Minson for The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt

Watch this timelapse footage of me painting a 76 cm high fibreglass egg for the 2014 Big Egg Hunt to support Starship.

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Amnesty International Christmas Cards Designed by New Zealand Artists Sofia Minson, Flox, Steve Bolton and Ruby Watson

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Shave an Artist, Shave for a Cure

After our 'Shave an Artist' event in February 2009. Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.ameliaphotos.com/" target="_blank">Amelia Jacobsen</a>

After our ‘Shave an Artist’ event in February 2009. Photo courtesy of Amelia Jacobsen

It’s been 4 years since I did my shave with the fantastic event ‘Shave an Artist’ along with 12 other artists to support the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation.

You can be a shavee too, visit shaveforacure.co.nz and start getting sponsorship for this year’s shave week which runs from 4 – 10 March 2013.

I remember going bald was a powerful conversation starter, helped by the fact that I’m female. Money was raised and hopefully it also changed some people’s attitudes about the appearance of those who go through chemotherapy.

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