Art for a cancer cure

  • Media
  • October 22, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Art for a cancer cure

jim wheelerJim Wheeler – 'Golden Bloom' (edition of 150)

It’s a win-win situation – buy exquisite NZ art to help the Breast Cancer Research Trust find a cure for breast cancer by 2018.

Art for a Cure is a one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring well known NZ artists, all inspired by their favourite NZ musician to create a unique piece of art. Never before have artists and musicians collaborated together in a group of this size with a goal of this sort, and the results are truly outstanding.

Karl Maughan – 'Andy'Karl Maughan – 'Andy'

For example, Karl Maughan’s ‘Andy’ was inspired by Don McGlashan and The Front Lawn. Jeff Thompson’s guitar is an homage to The Topp Twins. Bic Runga is the subject of Peter Stichbury’s portrait. And Crowded House’s Better Be Home Soon inspired Virginia King’s ‘Motherland Leaf’.

Jeff Thompson – detail of 'Milestones'Jeff Thompson – detail of 'Milestones'

In addition to the 14 artworks are limited edition pieces that have been specially selected and created for Art for a Cure.

Peter Stichbury – 'Bic Runga'Peter Stichbury – 'Bic Runga'

Artworks for auction are by: Neil Dawson – Dick Frizzell – Gavin Hurley – Simon Kaan – Virginia King – Andrew McLeod – Peter Madden – Karl Maughan – Stanley Palmer – Fiona Pardington – Martin Poppelwell – Peter Stichbury – Jeff Thomson – Pamela Wolfe

Virginia King – 'Motherland Leaf'Virginia King – 'Motherland Leaf'

Limited edition artworks are by: Mary-Louise Browne – Bronwynne Cornish – Paul Dibble – Terry Stringer – Jim Wheeler.

Terry Stringer – 'Friendship Piece' (limited edition of 20)Terry Stringer – 'Friendship Piece' (edition of 20)

The exhibition runs from 22 October to 1 November at Hopetoun Alpha, Beresford St, Auckland.

Go to the website for opening hours and to download the exhibition catalogue. Arty umbrellas, the Great New Zealand songbook and desk calendars also for sale.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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