Talented SisterNovember 27th, 2014
So proud of my very talented sister Mei-lin, who is having her play performed next year in the Auckland Arts Festival. ‘The Mooncake & the Kumara’ is to be shown in March 2015 and is based on our grandparents’ relationship, being told in English, Maori and Cantonese. It is a beautiful piece of work that touches the heart in the most poetic way. Having attended one of the reading sessions, I am eager to see the final production next year!
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Toi Maori Art Market 2014November 18th, 2014
Shane, Kirsty & Jo had a blast being part of the 2014 Toi Maori Art Market at the TSB Arena in Wellington. Kicking off on the evening of Thursday the 14th November it was an event full of aroha and wairua. Many maori artists showcasing traditional & contemporary art forms were present to show and perform.
‘I was so stoked to be a part of an amazing, nurturing and inspiring event. To have so many talented individuals sharing their creative gift with others, was uplifting and energizing. I can’t wait till the next one in 2017.’
Shane also had the pleasure of meeting many people who had purchased his works previously but had not had the chance to meet him.
‘When my work sells through a gallery, I never get to officially thank the customer for their support. It was so special to be able to do that in person. They are the ones that enable me to live the life I love, so I owe them a big thanks for that. It was nice to thank them in person.’
Art vs Object Opening NightNovember 18th, 2014
The opening night of Art vs Object at Allpress Gallery on the 30th October, was one to remember. Guests were treated to a sensory evening – sight, sound, smell, touch & taste were all part of the artistic experience. Special Reserve Brancott Estate Wines were matched with taste plates of contemporary cuisine, while art & object stimulated the eyes and ears with artworks on show and musicians on form. Each guest got the opportunity to try their hand at creating a limited edition screen print to mark the opening night.