Thursday, 17 May, 2012
Facture / May 2012 - News from the New Zealand Art Show
Welcome to the May 2012 issue of FACTURE, the New Zealand Art Show newsletter.
This is a monthly update with news about the New Zealand Art Show, introducing our sponsors and friends, feature stories about some of our artists and notifications for our artists. If you would like to receive this newsletter via email please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'subscribe' in the subject line.
NZAAT Establishes New Awards for Emerging Artists
The New Zealand Affordable Art Trust (NZAAT) has established four new awards for this country’s emerging artists.
These new awards seek to recognise and reward emerging New Zealand artists and each winner will receive $3,000. The recipients will be selected by the country’s leading tertiary schools of art: Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland; Massey University’s School of Arts, Wellington; the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, Christchurch; and Otago Polytechnic’s School of Art, Dunedin. Read more here.
Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Toby Raine is the first winner of the New Zealand Affordable Art Trust’s (NZAAT) Emerging Artist Award. Toby, who was selected for the award by theElam faculty, receives $3,000 from the NZAAT and has the opportunity to exhibit up to three works at this year’s New Zealand Art Show. Read more here.
The New Zealand Art Show Going For Gold
We’re crunching on our nails, we’re pulling our hair out and we’re not getting very much sleep. On Thursday May 31st, we find out how we do in the Wellington Gold Awards. The Gold Awards recognises organisations that have excelled in their field and help make Wellington the special city that it is. Fingers crossed . . . .
The award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and the theme for the evening is ‘British’: every one attending the awards is encouraged to dress up as something British. As we are a visual arts business someone in the office is threatening to go as Damien Hirst’s dissected cow. . . . .!
The Art of Giving – Charity in the Community
On Saturday August 4th the New Zealand Art Show will be presenting ‘The Art of Giving’ evening dedicated to raising funds for a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations in Wellington. Featuring the fabulous Beatgirls, proceeds of tickets sales will benefit a number of community organisations including The Wellington Children’s Hospital, Wellington SPCA and Te Omaga Hospice. Read more here.
Gala Night – Thursday August 2nd.
The Gala opening night promises to be another fabulous night out. And it’s clear to us that loads of people think the same because tickets are running out the door at a very rapid rate. Traditionally this night sells out well in advance so don’t you miss out. In order to secure your ticket please buy now. Click here to purchase tickets or you can email email@example.com. You really don’t want to miss out on one of the most special nights of the year.
Show Day Tickets . . . .
. . . . are on sale now! Don’t forget to secure your early-bird specials – only $5 for the show days if purchased by May 31. This is an ideal opportunity for groups to buy tickets in bulk. Organise an outing with a group of friends or colleagues. Click here to purchase tickets
The NZAAT is grateful to the invaluable support provided by our benefactors.
We welcome ASB, CentrePort Wellington, Starfish Consulting and Beyond Recruitment, The Breeze, Wellington Community Trust, Winesale.co.nz, Citylink Ltd, Brendan Foot Supersite, ISite Media, Resene, The Museum Art Hotel, Adprint, Hughes Robertson Law Partnership, Pub Charity, The Lion Foundation, Wingnut Films, Wotzon.com and Adroite, WCC and Positively Wellington Venues.
Anyone interested in purchasing any of our sponsorship packages can contact Carla Russell on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view our sponsors in full colour - Link to sponsors page
Become a Friend of the NZAAT
By becoming a Friend of the NZAAT you support the New Zealand Art Show and gain great benefits: Tickets to the Gala opening, show day tickets, invitation to the launch of the 2013 show and recognition of your support on our website, annual report, and Friends and Sponsors board at the show.
We are grateful to the support of our Friends. Our friends truly form the backbone of the New Zealand Affordable Art Trust. Please show your support for the New Zealand Art Show by signing up as a Friend. More information here.
We have received a great number of applications and we are frantically processing them in time for selection. There’s a lot of great art for our selectors to look and I know they’re going to have a challenging but inspiring time.
All artists who are in the General Exhibition selection process will receive results by June 5th.