November 12, 2013
Louise Purvis

Louise Purvis is the winner of the McConnell Family Supreme Award announced on Friday 8 November at Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens on until 16 February 2014.
“In particular, Louise’s concern with our built and natural environments has produced a memorable and though-provoking work that will trigger many ‘alterations’ in our ways of seeing the world.” Alexa Johnston, selector
Jeff Thomson, a friend and colleague of Louise, described the colour in the structure as magical against the back drop of the trees and garden.


November 8, 2013
Laura Marsh

The Trusts 27th Art and Sculpture Awards, Waitakere

Abstract Merit, Laura Marsh,
Untitled,watercolour on paper

Showing full control of the difficult medium of watercolour in the overlay of colours this artist is able to create a delicate pattern purely in pastels.
Mathematically complex, yet simple and evocative of crystals, origami and organic structures abundant in nature.
Judge, Linda Tyler


September 21, 2013
Gregor Kregar

Congratulations to Gregor Kregar. He’s won the Southern Way McClelland Commission for 2015.


September 4, 2013
Gregory O’Brien

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013 … And the winner of the Illustrated Nonfiction
category is Pat Hanly, by Gregory O’Brien with Gil Hanley, published by Ron Sang Publications.


Jeff Thomson

Jeff’s new work completed for the outside of the Whangaparaoa Library using corrugated steel mesh


June 19, 2013
Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa)

Artist and musician Reg Mombassa is Creative Ambassador for 2013 Sydney New Year’s Eve.
Reg Mombassa’s illustrations for NYE13 will be on banners, buses and bus-stops across the city in the lead up to the event and will feature in the much-anticipated and top-secret Bridge Effect, revealed at midnight on 31 December. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Mr Mombassa was admired for his work with Mambo clothing, pop-rock bands Mental as Anything and Dog Trumpet, as well as the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.


June 11, 2013
Stephen Allwood’s show in Masterton

Sheep portraits and other works on at HedSpace Gallery, behind Lennox Desgin Store at 150 Queen St. Ph 06 370 1664


June 5, 2013
Launch of Greg O’Briens etching to raise funds for the National Whale Centre

National Whale Centre
from left: Nick Gerritson, Chairman NWC, Russel Norman, co-leader Green Party, Greg O’Brien, artist, Luit Bieringa, Project Manager NWC


April 3, 2013
Warwick Freeman back from being guest artist at Schmuck in Munich

I unexpectedly won a State Prize at the Art Fair in Munich 5000 euros and a gold medal! I didn’t even know the mini survey I did for Schmuck was eligible for it.


March 19, 2013
Noel McKenna

South of no North
8 March – 5 May 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces South of no North, an exhibition that contextualises the work of Australian painter Noel McKenna (Australia) with his international peers, photographers Laurence Aberhart (NZ) and William Eggleston (USA).


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