'Urban Stories' opening night

The opening night of my exhibition 'Urban Stories' went very well with lots of people coming through and some good discussion and feedback about my work. Thanks to all those who came along.

Wallace Trust Art Awards 2011

The 20th Wallace Arts Awards ceremony went off very well on Monday night at the Pah Homestead in Cecilia Park. Having no car we hurried by public transport and consequently were a little late, as the bus there takes a very circuitous route.

Anita on the way to the event.

Sir James Wallace is here giving his speech alongside Len Brown the Mayor of Auckland. John Banks the ex Mayor also attended and the awards were judged by Philip Trusttum, Sara Hughes and Peter Gibson-Smith.

The paramount winner was Akiko Diegel. A detail of her work here shows a perspex box full of aspirin packets moulded into paper clip forms.

Some of the winners on the podium pose for a photo opportunity. The other winners were

Brydee Rood (Mull Ballon Wolke Kanal Projekt).

Matt Ellwood (Unconditional Love).

Bronwynne Cornish (Between a Rock and Hard Place).

Emil McAvoy (Helen).

Anita Levering (False Flat 6 Sap Green on Paynes Grey).

Philip Dadson (Headstamps II: Homage to the Silk Road).

'Skateboarder' oil on board 81 x 123 cm
My entry, 'Skateboarder' is in the Salon des Refuses located in the Long Gallery and it is being acquired by the Wallace Arts Trust.

Urban Stories

My exhibition 'Urban Stories' opens on Wednesday 7th September at Northart Gallery in Northcote. The opening function is from 5.30pm - 7.30pm and the address is Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre, Auckland North Shore.
There is plenty of parking off College Road.

'Bald man walking', 2011 oil on board (detail)

More details about this and other exhibitions can be found on Northart's website: http://www.northart.co.nz/