We're looking for art donations for fund-raising auction



Preparing the Susan Skerman print for the auction are from left, ceramic artist Pamella Annsouth, Mahara Gallery Director Janet Bayly and Mahara Gallery Patron, Gillian, Lady Deane. Photo: Jack Penman.

We are looking for donations of art works you may have in your attics or basements you're prepared to donate for an exhibition and auction to raise money for the Gallery’s Redevelopment Project.

“Many people have art works that they just don’t have room for or no longer take delight in,” says Gallery Director Janet Bayly.  “They may not be old masters but they could very well have appeal for potential buyers and they could certainly help the Redevelopment Project.

“These works could help us to create an interesting exhibition and generate money for the redevelopment project which is now very much back on track.”

The exhibition and auction has been named Collectables Seeking New Homes.  It begins with the exhibition which runs from 15 December, through the Christmas break to be followed by the auction on 9 February 2019.

A work already donated is a screen print by Susan Skerman, the artist who produced the Bush Walk panels that were a stand-out at the New Zealand pavilion at the 1970 Osaka World’s Fair at Osaka, Japan.

“Susan now lives in Waikanae and we’re thrilled to have one of her works for the auction,” said Janet Bayly.

The Gallery aims to exhibit 100 works selected from donations by a panel which will include an independent art expert.

As the exhibition builds, it will be posted on the Gallery website.

Information on who to contact and how to donate can be found on the website or by picking up a flier from the Gallery.