Studio One in Ponsonby launches The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition

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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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$95 Reserve on 135 NZ Artworks! 8th March Silent Auction to Save Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville

Sofia Minson – “Waka Pacific” 20x20cm oil on museum paper $95 reserve 

The Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville has brought over 21,000 visitors into the town. Their exhibition space for local artists is always booked out 12 months in advance and they house a revolving exhibition of Sir James Wallace’s collection of contemporary New Zealand art.

…And their working grant has been cut this year by local council!!

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