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Sat 21 Feb 2015, 8:00am–4:00pm

Where: Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Art in a Day

What is Art in a Day?

Art in a Day is an art competition; the result of a collaboration between the friendly neighbouring suburbs of Parnell, Newmarket and Grafton in central Auckland.

We’re three of the oldest suburbs in New Zealand, rich in history with many of Auckland’s top visitor attractions and scenic reserves.

With our close proximity to key public amenities (including key transport links, Auckland Hospital, Universities, Public Libraries, Public Swimming Pools & Leisure Centres, Key Shopping Centres and Schools), we’re also three of the most sustainable communities in the country.

Capture what makes our suburbs unique by entering Art in a Day

On February 21st 2015, artists of all ages will be given the opportunity to capture the character and identity of Parnell, Newmarket and Grafton through painting and drawing media, in just one day.

You can choose any fluid media, including acrylics, watercolours, oils, ink, charcoal, pen, pencil, pastels and conte crayon.

You may choose to use any flat substrate (such as canvas, wood, board, watercolour paper or bark) or any three dimensional object to apply your painting or drawing as long as it’s between A4 (297mm x 210mm) and A1 (840mm x 594mm).

The only consideration is the substrate must be easily hung or freestanding for exhibiting purposes.

Entries will only be accepted by artists working alone.

Who is behind Art in a Day?

The event has been organised by a small group of volunteers from the Newmarket Arts Trust, Newmarket Business Association, Parnell Inc, Parnell Trust, Parnell Community Committee, Newmarket Community Association and the Grafton Residents Association.

We’re very grateful to support from our sponsors – TSB Bank, Waitemata Local Board, Gordon Harris and The Olympic, Newmarket.

When is Art in a Day being held?

Saturday 21st February 2015, 8am – 4pm.

All artists must register their canvas, board or other substrate with the organising committee between 8am – 9am on Saturday 21st February 2015.

You’ll be able to find the organising committee at the Jubilee Building, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland.

All artworks must be submitted to the organising committee no later than 4pm on Saturday 21st February 2015.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes. $10 is payable once your registration has been received.

Are there any prizes?

Yes. There are five great prizes up for grabs, thanks to our wonderful supporters and sponsors:

1st Prize: $2,000

2nd Prize: $1,000

3rd Prize: $500

Prize money will be loaded to a TSB bank account. Redemption subject to TSB Bank account opening criteria.

People’s Choice Award: 1 year pool membership (worth $650) thanks to The Olympic Pool & Fitness Centre

Secondary School Prize: $500 worth of art supplies from Gordon Harris

Will the artworks be exhibited?

The artworks will be exhibited at the Parnell Community Centre on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 from 9am – 4pm.

The four winners will be selected by our special guest judges and announced at an evening celebratory event on Saturday 28th February 2015 at 6.30pm.

All paintings will be available for purchase with 20% of all proceeds going towards future Art in a Day events.

Any unsold paintings must be collected by artists between 4pm – 6pm, Sunday 1st March 2015. Artworks not collected by this time will not be available for collection at a later date.

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