A steady diet of rugby is expected for the next few weeks, but it's important to get a regular dose of culture as well so we don't all turn into Colin Meads. And where better to do that than Artworks, an exhibition where more than 100 New Zealand artists will be on show at St Mathew in the City, including the unique ‘Treasures’ collection, an assortment of never seen before drawings and sketches from renowned New Zealand artists including Dick Frizzell, Bill Hammond, Dame Louise Henderson and Max Gimblett. We've got six double passes (tix valued at $20 each) to give away and all you have to do is give us your best impression of a chinstroking art critic and come up with a ridiculous critique of one of these paintings.
The annual Artworks Exhibitions are organised by the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise Inc and has raised more than $1.1 million for charity on top of providing New Zealand artists with over $1.7 million of income. The charity proceeds from all Artworks Exhibition sales will go to the Auckland Medical Research Foundation, whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders and future generations, the Pindrop Foundation, which helps New Zealanders suffering with hearing loss, and local Rotary projects.
If you don't back your critical skills, you can purchase tickets for the VIP gala opening or exhibition or register for master classes at www.iticket.co.nz. And for further information on the Artworks Exhibition visit www.artworksnewzealand.co.nz.
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2011 (VIP Gala Opening); Wednesday 21 September – Friday 23 September 2011 (General Exhibition)
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland