Aratoi Artists Auction

Where: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton hosts the Aratoi Artists Auction to fundraise for the public institution and to showcase its exhibiting artists. The works of art – from about $100 to over $100,000 – will be available to view from April 7th, and to purchase on the night.

The Auction will be a truly magical evening. Art in an award-winning architectural space. Prize draw of artwork by Dame Robin White. Music from Barry Saunders of the Warratahs. Gourmet platters served by Friends of Aratoi.

Participating Aratoi artists include Robin White, Milan Mrkusich, Elizabeth Thomson, John Pule, Ans Westra, Virginia King, Neil Dawson, Gavin Chilcott, Gregory O’Brien, Crystal Chain Gang, Gina Jones, Paul Martinson, Kate Small, Anneke Borren, Rebekah Farr, Stephen Allwood and many others from the Wairarapa and beyond.

13 April, Viewing from 5:30 pm

Exhibition Viewing:
7 – 12 April 10am – 4.30pm
13 April 10 - 1pm

Bidding: Register on arrival at Auction
Absentee & telephone bidding available

Tickets to Auction $35. Limited to 200
Auction catalogue free with ticket purchase, otherwise $20, at Aratoi

The Auction represents a rare opportunity to view, and attain, Triptych: Homage to Rodchenko, 1966, a major work by Milan Mrkusich (b. 1925), one of NZ’s greatest living painters. Mrkusich exhibited at Aratoi in 2014/2015, the first major public exhibition of his work from the 1990s. Art historian Edward Hanfling considers the triptych “a pivotal and monumental painting”.

The 69 participating artists, from around NZ and also Nuie:
Stephen Allwood / Anna Balasoglou / Denise Batchelor / Bridget Bidwill / Anthea Birch / Anneke Borren / Esther Bunning / Angela Busby / Megan Campbell / Hélène Carroll / John Casey / Ian Chapman / Gavin Chilcott / Paula Coulthard / Matthew Couper / Crystal Chain Gang / Neil Dawson / Sue Delamare / Anita DeSoto / Mark Dimock / Geoff Dixon / Sam Duckor-Jones / Annette Dunnage-Roy / Jan Eagle / Fatu Feu’u / Rebekah Farr / Tina Finn / Rebecca Flowerday / Bruce Foster / Kirsty Gardiner / Janet Green / Rhondda Greig / Dennis Handyside / Pat Hanly / André Hemer / Adrian Jackman / Evan Jones / Gina Jones / Virginia King / Anna-Marie Kingsley / Francis Kirkham / Sam Ludden / Marian Maguire / Paul Martinson / Nikki McIvor / John McLean / Paul Melser / Milan Mrkusich / Gregory O’Brien / Prakash Patel / John Pule / Tina-Rae Carter / Anna Rutherford / Ian St. George / Susanna Shadbolt / Madeleine Slavick / Kate Small / Nicki Stewart / Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti / Elizabeth Thomson / Linda Thornton / Linda Tilyard / Michel Tuffery / Jake Walker / Viv Walker / Ans Westra / Adam West-Watson / Robin White / Sandra Wong

Aratoi Regional Trust is deeply grateful to all the artists, galleries, businesses and individuals whose goodwill has made this event possible.

- Robin White, Magpie 7/10, Tui 7/10, 2011, from the Bird Watching series, Courtesy of the artist and Peter McLeavey Gallery (This artwork is for the prize draw)
- Elizabeth Thomson, Mon Voyage Sauvage, 2014, Glass spheres, optically clear epoxy adhesive, aqueous isolation, cast vinyl, lacquer on wood panel, Courtesy of the artist and Page Blackie Gallery
- Adrian Jackman, Imaginary Landscape No 9, 2017, Acrylic on Linen, Courtesy of the artist and NKB Gallery
-Crystal Chain Gang, Larry, 2014, Lead crystal glass, Courtesy of the artists -Ans Westra, Sale Yards Lornville Southland, 2017, Photograph, Courtesy of the artist and {Suite} Gallery

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