2013 Exhibition Report
2013 was our 10th year.
It was a great celebration, and even the nor west winds abated. We have had 10 years presenting only New Zealand artworks to the public, and all feel incredibly humbled by the enormous talent that lies within our very beautiful country.
The quality of the work presented was superb, it seems to get better every year, and for the Art in a Garden Team it is a joy to assemble it all. Opening amazing parcels of beautiful paintings pottery glass and silver feels like Christmas. Placing sculpture in the garden is a real pleasure. It always amazes us how the combination of a beautiful setting can lift ones appreciation of an artwork to another level and feed your soul.
We were delighted with the Guest Sculptor Dan Kelly who presented a magnificent Haast Eagle which turned in the wind, and a huge running Moa which was trying to escape the eagle’s claws; it was sheer theatre. Guest Artist Simon Edward’s “Outcast”, a charcoal on paper displayed unbelievable skills. We were so fortunate to have such a masterpiece in this exhibition.
Once again the music throughout the 4 days added a great deal to the ambience, as did our excellent café with so many wonderful choices of beautifully prepared treats!
We hosted the art classes of 3 schools this year, The Star of the Sea School and Hurunui cluster schools. Over the weekend the children’s mosaic classes by Jane Bribblecombe were well attended and Bon Suter’s sculpture classes were a great hit. There was huge admiration for the children’s sculpture exhibits which showed all sorts of learning skills.
The people’s choice for Sculpture was won by Jack Marsden Mayer with his outstanding horse made of driftwood, and Geoff Williams won the people’s choice for painting with a stunning graphite drawing of Paua Pirinihi.
We raised close to $8000 for St John Amuri and Cancer. We hope to see you all again next year to an even more exciting time, we have another whole range of new ideas!
Penny Zino, Alison Meyer, Rachael Zino, Pip Miller
Winners of ASB Peoples Choice
Winner for Entering Peoples Choice
Malcolm Garvan: case of wine from Pukeko Junction Wine Centre
St John Amuri Raffle
1st prize: St John the Kakapo : Alison Robertson
2nd prize: 2 nights at Cheltenham House : Mark Wilson
Cancer Society Raffle
Christmas Cake: Helen Ferguson
Mud Cake: Judy McMillan
Childrens Activity Sheet Winners
Family swimming pass at Hanmer Thermal pools
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