Friday, October 28, 2011

Fascinating work from visiting French sculptor Vincent Gontier

A very special exhibition for a very short time only, this selection of small "sketches"  are made of compressed newspaper and steel.  Gontier is in New Zealand on an exchange project sponsored by the village of La Tour du Pin, in which he visits New Zealand, and AVID artist Johnny Turner then visits France .  See our website for more images.

While Vincent was at AVID he took this picture of the Saturday team (from left: Anna, Sharon and Dorothy.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Joanna Campbell Cuffs and Brooches

Joanna has sent us some fun new lace embossed cuffs, that are made from anodised aluminium.  Perfect for a summer outing.  Also new from Joanna are some stunning antique lace brooches.  The lace in each brooch  is suspended in a silver ring, giving it strength as well as highlighting its' dellicate nature.

New Richard Parker Work

We have just received thirty new Richard Parker signal dishes and two stunning vases.  Now is the time to come in if you would like to add some fantastic new designs to your collection.

Richard Parker - Signal Dish

Richard Parker - Signal Dish

Richard Parker - Signal Dish

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RED - by John Parker Opening Tonight

RED is opening tonight!   Come in from the rain and meet John in person from 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Andrea Daly - Small Things

Andrea Daly will be having a focus of her latest works in our jewellery space from the 8th to the 22nd of October.  'Small Things' will be a collection of curious brooches featuring Andreas' distinct use of multimedia and iconic references.  The full range is available to view and purchase on our website.

Andrea Daly - Nude with Gun

Andrea Daly - Skull Angel

John Parker - RED

John Parker is next to have a show in our object gallery space.  He will be deviating from his traditional white ceramic forms, to 'non-white'.  The shows' title, RED, is a bit of a clue to what to expect in this exciting exhibition.  Opening night is 11 October, from 5.30 - 7.00pm, where you are welcome to come along and meet John.  The show will be running from the 11th to the 22nd of October, and all of the pieces will be listed on our website as soon as they arrive in the gallery. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Artists at Portage Ceramic Awards

Congratulations to several of our ceramic artists for making it into 2011 Portage Ceramic Awards.  It is a must-see exhibition at Lopdell House in West Auckland.  We wish all the best, and good luck to:
Andy Kingston
John Parker
Sue Scobie
Katherine Smyth
Chris Weaver
Katherine Smyth - 'Pollen'  Vase

Chris Weaver - 'Made to Measure'  Bucket