Tuesday, December 24, 2013


 We will be closed Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years day and January 2nd.
...and there will be limited opening hours from 11.00am - 3.00pm until January 6th when we resume our normal hours of opening.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2014!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Only six sleeps to go!!!

The amazing Frances Stachl "Smarties" necklace has gone!!

BUT...we now have a very summery, multi-stone Barry Clarke necklace in the gallery. Each of these necklaces is unique...the last one on show at Avid was snapped up by a collector and has now arrived at its new home in New York.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Smarties all round

This great necklace arrived yesterday from Frances Stachl.  (Will the lucky wearer have to stay out of the sun this summer?)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dorothy's road trip to Auckland was a raging success...

Dorothy made a road trip to Auckland last week, visiting many of our artists and coming back to AVID with loads of FABULOUS new work!

We have Christine Cathie's stunning, olive Mobius Strip back after being exhibited in The Objectives Art Awards at Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland; also Merilyn Wiseman's new Echo forms, Christine Thacker's striped vases, a new Emily Siddell glass and ceramic lei and Stephen Bradbourne's new murrine bowls in a range of sugary, soft colours.

Bronwynne Cornish's charming Mr and Mrs Lapin are just waiting to greet you as you pop into AVID before Chrtistmas!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sun sets glass on fire

This afternoon  the sun reflected in to the gallery, setting on fire the Layla Walter bowls, and the David Murray Hunter and Gatherer in the window...   (the car is not for sale...)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Only forty sleeps until Christmas...

and AVID has loads of beautiful objects and jewellery in stock!

For pearls with a difference Lynn Kelly's Pearl Pendant would be perfect for that very special Christmas gift.

A reminder too that if you're posting within NZ or overseas, the NZ Post Christmas dates and deadlines can be found a @  http://www.nzpost.co.nz/christmas

We will be open until 6pm on Christmas Eve!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Beautiful David Murray Cradle passes through the gallery

This lovely work by David Murray was made on commission for a client - we couldn't resist photographing it while it was waiting in the gallery. 

David Murray Cradle, pale steel blue cast glass

We hope to have a similar work available for sale in the gallery before Christmas.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Claudia Borella - Moment

Take a Moment to absorb this contemplative new work by Claudia Borella, now on in the front gallery.

Claudia is well known for her mastery of kiln formed glass.  Her work features in the collections of Sir Elton John, 
  • Toyama Institue of Glass Art, Japan, 
  • the Dowse Art Museum, 
  • the National Gallery of Australia Collection, and 
  • the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, amongst others.

She lives and works in Whanganui  where she runs workshops and masterclasses from her studio.  Formerly a tutor at the Whanganui Glass School, she is also  Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Delicious new rings from Barry Clarke

These chrysoprase, jasper, aquamarine and granite rings have just arrived....  be quick!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kobi Bosshard - a real jewellery star

It has been a huge year for our jeweller Kobi Bosshard, with the publication of Damian Skinner's book about him, his retrospective exhibition, now on at the New Dowse, and now a video on U-tube... And on top of all this he continues to make the most beautiful jewellery.

 Goldsmith Kobi Bosshard is credited with bringing modernism to New Zealand. See how he produces his remarkable jewellery:  Kobi Bosshard - Swiss Kiwi Stories

The New White - John Parker ceramics exhibition now on

Tuesday night saw the opening of John Parker's brilliant new show The New White, showing the results of John's returning to explorations of a matt glaze, and development of some lovely new forms.

Thanks to quake gel, all the work is very safe!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Guess who made these masks...

Click here to find out the name of the artist

Alice Rose Mirages

We have these three beautiful Alice Rose pieces available, they make a fabulous still life group together. 

Pears ($750), Jug ($1850) and Strawberries ($850)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kobi Bosshard - Man of the Moment

Jewellery Master of Craft Kobi Bosshard has given us a focus exhibition of work for sale to co-incide with the opening of his retrospective exhibition at the Dowse Art Museum.

A selection of luscious pieces from this show are still available as I write, but going fast. Check our website for the latest availability http://www.avidgallery.co.nz/kobi-bosshard-jewellery-focus/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Christine Cathie - Continuity

Continuity - An exhibition of cast glass by Christine Cathie is on at AVID Gallery until Tuesday 28th May.  

People have been stopping in their tracks outside the window to look at this very eye-catching glass work.  A lot of people who have seen it while driving by at night have come back during the day to check out the glorious colours and luscious forms.

A number of pieces are still available - visit our web site, or call us at the gallery to find out more and to secure your own piece from this show.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Group Ceramic show open now

Overview of the exhibition
Last night's opening event brought in ceramics lovers from around town and further afield.  Janet Green's animal figures watched over proceedings, and the work by Hana Rakena, Sue Scobie and Chris Weaver was admired by all.

Some of the guests on opening night

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stunning Chrysanthemum brooch from Frances Stachl

The picture says it all....  If you are in Wellington, come in and see this lovely exhibition now on in our jewellery gallery, or visit online at http://www.avidgallery.co.nz/frances-stachl-playing-favourites

Black chrysanthemum brooch; oxidised sterling silver, by Frances Stachl

Unpacking John Parker's work for his new show

It's been a busy but exciting time unpacking the new work for John Parker's show Attracted Opposites which starts tomorrow.  John will be here for the opening, so all welcome to come along and meet him at the gallery from 5.30 pm to 7 pm.  Here are a few of the delights in store...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Kereru - stuffed?

This bird has been into the berries....

On show now, in the front window

Kereru - wood carving by Martin Carryer

Japanese glass master shows exquisite work

Masahiro Sasaki's beautiful work shines.  Thanks to a wonderful image published in the Dominion Post, this show has been attracting a lot of people.  The show runs until next Tuesday (19th February). 
The title Rinkai translates as "critical point", that moment between two states when an art work comes into being.
Lynn and Dorothy at the Rinkai exhibition

Rinkai # 1212

Lynn Kelly makes jewellery about Central Otago

In Central, her new jewellery exhibition, Lynn Kelly shows the work she made as a result of her Wild Creations residency in the Old Post Office at Bannockburn.  The six weeks residency was sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Creative New Zealand, and allowed Lynn the time and space to be inspired by the local plant life and other natural curiosities.
Lynn tells Howard some of the secrets about the work

Rabbit Necklace (wool, cotton)

Vegetable Sheep Brooch (felt, stg silver)

Lichen Brooch (stg silver, oxidised stg)