For The Fallen: Anzac 100 years on
The brief for this exhibition:
“War affects our lives through the generations. Every life has worth and meaning and suffering has a purpose too, it is unavoidable , overcoming the pain of loss and how we deal with it, is what makes us who we are. Transfer tragedy into triumph. Create a work from research on a relative or event in war time; Every New Zealander has, through the transcendence of generations past, been left with an indelible scar . Share your personal connection through family or friend relating a connection to our participation in war.”
Some twenty five artists have been creating for this commemorative exhibition and it promises to showcase thought provoking and high calibre artwork in many different mediums. Artists include Laurence Aberhart, David Barker,Therese Hoani, Paul Mason, Dr Chris Reid, Jay Lloyd, Therese Wickbom, Ludek Adamek, Fran Leitch, Marg Morrow, Robin Anderson plus artists whose work feature in the thumbnails above.
WHAT AN OPENING ! Friday was a night to remember, a very moving & emotive opening, thanks everyone ! Therese Hoani a special thanks & Claire Penny for your beautiful version of “The green hills of France” , it was heartstopping, I don’t think there were many dry eyes in the room ! And Chris, thanks for the photos, which I look forward to seeing .
The gallery hours now change to winter time:
Tues — Fri: 11am — 5pm
Sat: 12pm — 2pm Sun: 9am — 12pm
Call 021 1634478 to view by appointment outside these hours, but as long as people are around, we will stay open… Closed ANZAC day & Monday 27th.
WE CARE exhibition
A Special Fundraising Exhibition for the Children of Gaza was held 3 — 8th October. The total amount raised is now just over $12 000 ! Some of the unsold works are still on display in the stockroom area of Kaan Zamaan & some are on display in the window downstairs on Hobson Ave next to Odd Mother. Artwork is still selling , so final count will be annouced at Christmas. $12 000 has been passed on to help with medical supplies in Gaza already. THANK YOU everyone for your generosity, it was an AMAZING effort, let’s hope we bring just a little relief to some of these desparate children’s lives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uWCB6Al0AQ&feature=youtu.be for a view of the opening night, thank you Sophi for the video.
Some of the works still left:
In the Stockroom & Reception there is a wide selection of art by Herb Foley,Laurence Aberhart ‚Richard Adamas, Rob Anderson,Lee Brogan, Frank Habicht, Rhonda Halliday, Scott McFarlane, Rachel Miller, Keri Molloy, Fran Leitch, John Papas, Bill Snider, Kathy Shaw Urlich , Sally Bristow, Sally Simons, Keri Molloy, Aaron Hoskins , MTK , Sue Foster , Minhal al Halabi, Rich Hewson, Dulcie Draper, Marie Powell, Chris Wilkie, Julia Reinholt, Judy Soutar and others.
The gallery is open 6 days, 10am — 4pm Tues — Fri, 10am — 2pm Sat & Sun. Call 09 4075191 for hours or 021 1634478 after hours or to make an appointment. Peter Sharp will be available for framing consultation Tues — Fri 10am — 4pm or by appointment 027 4059908.
Some of the artwork in stock: