Programme Thursday 1 December 2016 CQ Hotels Wellington, 223 Cuba Street, Wellington Event starts at 6pm. Doors open at 5.45 pm.
io e 4th ess Auct h t o t ome Arts Acc c l e W e som e w A Arts Access Aotearoa believes everyone in New Zealand has the right to express themselves creatively, and be included as audience members and visitors to galleries and museums. Everyone also has the right to develop artistic skills, benefit economically from the arts and make a valuable contribution as artists.
Tonight there are more than 60 items that could be yours, including entertainment, art, accommodation and food.
However, some people in New Zealand arenâ€™t included in opportunities because of their disability or impairment. One in four (1.1 million) people in New Zealand has a disability or impairment that affects their daily lives (Census 2013),
Thank you to every individual, artist, business and arts organisation for donating a wonderful range of auction items. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, and to each person who has volunteered tonight and helped with ticket sales. Thank you to everyone who has attended and for bidding. Your support helps Arts Access Aotearoa make the arts accessible for everyone.
There is a lack of understanding about the requirements of people with access needs. Arts Access Aotearoa is changing this. Your support tonight helps us make the arts accessible and more inclusive for all people in New Zealand.
Howard Fancy Chair
Richard Benge Executive Director
We are grateful to Olivier Lacoua, General Manager, and staff of CQ Hotels Wellington â€“ our essential partner in this event and champions of accessibility.
Renee Patete, who is blind, enjoyed a touch tour and audio described performance of Les Talens Lyriques, provided by Chamber Music New Zealand
Doors open. Please arrive as close to 6pm as you can and enjoy your drink on arrival, followed by a cash bar.
Welcome to the Awesome Arts Access Auction from Olivier Lacoua, CQ Hotels Wellington and Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa.
Silent Auction Section 1 closes.
Live Auction by Peter Wedde of Peter Wedde Antiques, Kelburn.
Silent Auction Section 2 closes and the raffle is drawn.
Silent Auction Section 3 closes.
The evening concludes.
Your entertainment for the evening is live jazz by members of the Rodger Fox Wellington Orchestra
John Penman works on a painting at creative space MÄ pura Studios
SEC N O I CT T AU 6.45PM N E L SI AT SES O L C
1. Olive oil by LOT EIGHT: Take your taste buds on an epicurean adventure with a delicious selection of goodies from award-winning artisan olive oil producers LOT EIGHT 2. Woven kete: This contemporary-style woven kete was created by the men in the Vaka Fa’aola Pacific Arts programme at Spring Hill Corrections Facility, supported by Mary Ama, the Pacifica Mamas and Pacifica Arts Centre. 3. Merry Nikau Café Xmas #1: Freshly baked Christmas treats and more: voucher for a dozen dainty Christmas mince pies, along with a jar of home-made Seville Orange Marmalade and Nikau’s world-famous Kedgeree recipe on a tea-towel by designer Sarah Maxey. 4. Traditional batik printed bag: Made by women of Bali’s Tenganan Aga Village, who engage in traditional double ikat weaving and batik printing. Donated by Ethni-city. 5. Unichem Cuba Mall gift basket: Top up your bathroom cabinet and your make-up case with this lovely gift basket from our friends at Unichem Cuba Mall. 6. Two tickets to Circa Theatre: Enjoy any show in Circa’s 2017 season. And before the show, take in a platter for two and a glass of bubbles. 7. Exclusive tour of Gallipoli exhibition and voucher for Te Papa Store: Beat the crowds and take an exclusive tour (two adults and up to three children) of Gallipoli: the scale of our war at Te Papa on Saturday 21 January. Includes a $20 Te Papa Store voucher. 8. Get fit this summer: Focus on fitness with a three-month gym membership at Les Mills Extreme on Taranaki St. Worth $390.
9. Family pass to Space Place: Discover the stories of our southern skies at the Carter Observatory’s Space Place, a multimedia exhibition and digital full-dome planetarium. Donated by Museums Wellington. 10. Leaves by Daniel Phillips: Celebrated self-taught artist Daniel Phillips produces quirky, striking paintings, inspired by travel, plans, trains and the world around him. He works from creative spaces Mix, Pablos Art Studios and Alpha Art Studio. His work is in collections in New Zealand and internationally. 11. Christmas Tree Standing Up Right by Denise Dennehy: An artist at Alpha Art Studio, Denise Dennehy uses dazzling colours and marks to paint stories of everyday life, including her garden and thoughts of the festive season. 12. Imani Winds and Chamber Music New Zealand: A Reserve double pass to CMNZ’s final Wellington concert of the 2017 Season on 26 September. Be wowed by the fun, fire and flair of this top American ensemble, then join the after function for a complimentary glass of bubbly. Value: $170. 13. Forest Birds by Reece Tong: All kinds of things get described in Reece Tong’s distinctive work – sports grounds, dolphins, shopping malls, animals, birds – infused with character and humour. The artist works from Pablos Art Studios. 14. Behind the scenes of Weta Workshop’s Thunderbirds Are Go: One family pass to visit the authentic Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage and discover the Weta Workshop props, models and miniatures behind the popular TV series on a tour guided by our experienced crew. FAB. Valid until 30 June 2017. 15. Kaboom by Fraser Hoffe: This distinctive Wellington artist has been widely exhibited in New Zealand and was one of five artists profiled in the I’m an Artist Campaign in 2014. Fraser works from Pablos Art Studios and Vincents Art Workshop.
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1. New Plymouth getaway: Head to stunning New Plymouth in a Gazley Motors prestige car and stay the night in the comfort of a suite at the Nice Hotel with dinner and breakfast for two included. You also get a personal tour of the Len Lye Centre and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. 2. Blue Bottle with Trees by Tony Kuepfer: Put your hand up for this glass work crafted by Tony Kuepfer, a pioneer of studio glass making in New Zealand. His work has been exhibited widely in New Zealand and included in international exhibitions. It’s held in public and private collections. You can visit Tony’s studio on the Miramar peninsula. 3. Oriental Bay and all that jazz: Here’s your chance to spend a night at the beautiful Langdons on the Bay apartment overlooking Oriental Bay. Simply step outside and enjoy dinner for two at Beach Babylon with a $60 voucher. This package includes two tickets to the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival, provided by the New Zealand Festival. 4. Wellington Harbour Heads by Michael Cox, acrylic on canvas: Michael Cox has been making art for more than 50 years and paints five days a week at Pablos Art Studios. The hallmarks of his 30 years working as an art director and graphic designer can be seen in the geometric shapes and patterns he uses to depict nature. 5. Landscape consultation: Reap the benefits of this amazing onsite consultation with leading landscape architect Mark Newdick. Mark will take a full brief to understand your issues and hopes, a visual survey to identify your property’s key opportunities and constraints, freehand sketches made onsite to illustrate design ideas, planting notes for tricky areas, and more … Also included is a set of Bacho Pradines hedge clippers, donated by Ellmers, to spark your landscape imagination. 6. Quilt of stories: Prisoners at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility have stitched stories into this exquisite Between Quilt (140cm X 184cm). This special quilt comes with its own bag and a book written by the women. Half the proceeds will go to the Quilt Stitch Volunteers to purchase materials.
7. The Auckland experience: Treat yourself and a friend to a cultural weekend of stunning art, world-class theatre and delicious food at the five-star Hotel Pullman Auckland. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience at Auckland Art Gallery and two tickets to any Auckland Theatre Company show in 2017, plus a night of luxury at Hotel Pullman Auckland with breakfast for two. 8. Framing the Phoenix: For all those Phoenix fans, here’s a special chance to hang a daily reminder of your favourite team on your bedroom wall. This framed, signed tee-shirt from the 2016 Wellington Phoenix Football Club team includes two tickets to a Phoenix game. 9. Luxury at Huka Lodge: Indulge in a superb one-night stay in a Junior Lodge Suite (on a double occupancy basis) between May- Sept 2017, with gourmet 5-course dinner and full country breakfast. Drive in a prestigious car from Gazley Motors and arrive in style at this legendary retreat, nestled amongst great natural beauty on the banks of the Waikato River. 10. Wairarapa escape: Enjoy a mid-week mini break with a night in the elegance of the Martinborough Hotel, along with dinner for two at the celebrated Tirohana Estate Vineyard, including transport to and from the hotel. Vouchers may be used Monday to Thursday until 31 August 2017. 11. Weta Workshop’s Uruk-Hai Swordsman: Weta Workshop’s high-quality collectibles are made by the very same artists and technicians who work on their movies. From The Lord of the Rings collection, this fearsome Uruk-Hai Swordsman is one of a Limited Edition of 1500 collectible figures. 12. Peka Peka’s peaceful weekend: Escape to the tranquillity of Peka Peka Beach with two nights at Langdons Retreat, a private, sunny beachfront home with spectacular views of Kapiti Island. Also included is a $100 voucher for dinner for two at The Front Room Café in Waikanae and a copy of Barbara Todd’s exquisitely illustrated Whales and Dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand, courtesy of Te Papa Press.
13. Fraser Hoffe chair: This distinctive Wellington artist takes his talents to a chair, creating a functional piece of colourful art to sit on in your garden or on your deck. Fraser works from Pablos Art Studios and Vincents Art workshop, and was one of five artists profiled in the I’m an Artist Campaign in 2014. 14. Insurance valuation for your home: Expert Property Valuers Abbott Kavanagh Rolle Ltd will carry out an insurance valuation on your standard residential house in the Wellington region. Valued at $450. 15. Oh what a night with Fly My Pretties: Recline with a friend in the Botanical Gardens and be enchanted by 14 of Aotearoa’s finest musicians in the Fly My Pretties String Theory concert, including Tiki Taane, Ria Hall and Laughton Kora. This package includes a night at the Park Hotel and a $200 voucher from the Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar.
T SEC N O I CT T AU 7.30PM N E SIL ES AT S CLO
1. Beauté on Willis St and cosmetics bag: A beauty “Triple Treat” pampering package from Beauté on Willis Street, along with a lovely Chuspas cosmetic bag from Peru, courtesy of Ethni-city and its ethical accessories store. 2. Floatation therapy session: Banish stress and experience a completely new state of mind and body relaxation with floatation therapy at Tory Urban Retreat. This treatment reduces aches and pains whilst helping to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. The voucher is for one session and must be redeemed within three months.
3. Tactical Survival Academy’s Krav Maga course: Get fit and focused with a ten-week Krav Maga training course, including street self-defence tactics, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning and Krav Maga techniques. Weekly classes at three convenient Wellington locations. Special deal alert! Get in touch and quote “Awesome Arts Access Auction” to try out three classes for free in 2017. 4. Woven kete: This contemporary-style woven kete was created by the men in the Vaka Fa’aola Pacific Arts programme at Spring Hill Corrections Facility, supported by Mary Ama, the Pacifica Mamas and Pacifica Arts Centre. 5. Two wow tours – Gallipoli exhibition and Weta Cave Workshop Tour: Beat the crowds and have exclusive tour (two adults and up to three children) of Gallipoli: the scale of our war at Te Papa on Saturday 28 January. Also, bid for a family pass for a behind-the-scenes look at how Weta Workshop helps craft some of the world’s biggest films. Valid until 30 June 2017. 6. Patterned Shapes by Daniel Phillips: Celebrated self-taught artist Daniel Phillips produces quirky, striking paintings, inspired by travel, plans, trains and the world around him. He works from creative spaces Mix, Pablos Art Studios and Alpha Art Studio, and exhibits his work regularly. His work is in collections in New Zealand and internationally. 7. Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer: Winner of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards Book of the Year. From Te Papa Press, this is the first biography of Peter McLeavey, Wellington’s pioneering art dealer. By Montana award-winning author Jill Trevelyan. Donated by the Te Papa store. 8. Untitled by Murray Wylie: Murray is an artist with vision impairment who creates art at Alpha Art Studio, a Wellington creative space. This work was created over six months and reveals his talents in creating textured work and a fusion of colour. S8&
9. Coral by Catherine: Catherine has just started attending Tuesday workshops at Pablos Art Studios and Coral developed from these sessions. She is exploring different media and techniques and developing new ideas, as seen in this beautiful new work. 10. Four tickets to Shu’s Song from Capital E: Step inside the imaginary world of Shu, and watch the ordinary world become extraordinary. Shu’s imagination brings everyday objects to life in this charming and inventive story about friendship. On during the Capital E National Arts Festival. Meet the cast for a photo after the show: 18 March 2017 11. On Yer Bike hoodie: MADD Gear black hoodie with green skull, medium size. Blend in with the cool kids with this topquality street hoodie from On Yer Bike. Value $80. 12. Red and pink man by Victor Bright: Artist Victor Bright creates art at Vincents Art Workshop and is known for his skill with colour and his vibrant artworks. 13. Westpac Stadium by Karamia Lee: Here’s your chance to have Westpac Stadium, surrounded by Wellington’s hills and harbour, on your wall. Karamia is a former Vincents Art Workshop artist. 14. Firebird by Orchestra Wellington: Get the Orchestra Wellington VIP experience, with two tickets to Firebird, a backstage tour and drinks with Music Director Marc Taddei and players following the concert. Tickets are for 7.30pm Saturday 13 May 2017 at the Michael Fowler Centre. 15. Merry Nikau Café Xmas #2: Freshly baked Christmas treats and more: voucher for a dozen dainty Christmas mince pies, along with a jar of home-made Turkish Delight Marmalade and Nikau’s world-famous Kedgeree recipe on a tea-towel by designer Sarah Maxey.
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1. Love your locks at Sable Fine Hair: Enjoy extra gorgeous summer hair, courtesy of the expert stylists at Sable Fine Hair. Voucher for cut and colour at Sable, 109 Featherston Street, Wellington. Valued at $265 Special Deal Alert! Even if you don’t win this item you can still receive 15% off any order from Sable’s online store. Order any of the wonderful products from www.sable.co.nz and use the code AUCTION to receive your discount. Offer valid until 31 Jan 2017. 2. Carmen with L’Arlésienne, Royal New Zealand Ballet: two tickets to any performance of the sassy classic, Carmen with L’Arlésienne, touring to eight centres from Auckland to Invercargill from 16 Feb to 1 April 2017. 3. someone’s side face by Daniel Phillips: Celebrated selftaught artist Daniel Phillips produces quirky, striking paintings, inspired by travel, plans, trains and the world around him. He works from creative spaces Mix, Pablos Art Studios and Alpha Art Studio, and has work in collections throughout New Zealand and internationally. 4. Gorgeous glasses from Pony Lane: Stunning set of mouthblown glass jug and four tumblers. Emerald green in colour and with an intricate pattern, this glass set is perfect for everyday use or to impress on a special occasion. Dishwasher and food safe. 5. Desk Bunny by Christine Winbush: A very cute container for your pens or simply something to make your smile. Christine Winbush attends Vincents Art Workshop and makes ceramic works because she can see them more easily with her deteriorating vision.
6. Nairn Cottage Experience: visit Wellington’s oldest original cottage, enjoy morning tea of scones and tea for eight people, and a guided tour of by Head of Programmes Rachel Ingram, Museums Wellington. 7. One free coffee every working day of the year: Amazing value for lovers of great coffee, provided by the iconic Lido Café & Bar on the cnr of Victoria and Wakefield Sts. Too good to miss, caffeine fiends! 8. Untitled by Juliet Nally: Overlapping rivers of paint and vivid colours are features of this Alpha Art Studio artist, who evokes rainbows, rains and storms on canvas. Juliet’s work is in numerous collections. 9. Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s: Featuring hundreds of stunning new photographs from Te Papa, and collections nationwide, Bronwyn Labrum’s Real Modern is a celebration of the things of the 1950s and 1960s and the people who used them. 10. Reflections by Catherine: Catherine has just started attending Tuesday workshops at Pablos Art Studios and Reflections developed from these sessions. She is exploring different media and techniques, and developing new ideas. 11. Tickets to Te Papa’s Bug Lab: Te Papa and Weta Workshop bring you a science exhibition like no other – a spectacular, immersive experience ‘designed by bugs, for humans’. Enjoy two tickets to this exciting new exhibition, from 10 December to April 2017. 12. Untitled by Alexandria Tasker: Check out this striking geometrical work by Vincents Art Workshop artist Alexandria Tasker, who says that her art is, first and foremost, for therapy.
13. Four tickets to La Vie Dans Une Marionette from Capital E: Welcome to the surreal world of a lonely pianist and a puppet in this exquisite show that combines physical theatre, clowning, dance and live music. On during the Capital E National Arts Festival. Meet the cast for a photo after the show: 10am Circa Theatre 18 March 2017. 14. Woven kete: This contemporary-style woven kete was created by the men in the Vaka Faâ€™aola Pacific Arts programme at Spring Hill Corrections Facility, supported by Mary Ama, the Pacifica Mamas and Pacifica Arts Centre. 15. Untitled by Timothy Leatigaga: Timothy, a much-loved and respected artist at Vincents Art Workshop, passed away in 2015. He enjoyed using his imagination to create ideas and works that reflected a better future. 16. Family pass to Space Place: Discover the stories of our southern skies at the Carter Observatoryâ€™s Space Place, a multimedia exhibition and digital full-dome planetarium. Donated by Museums Wellington.
E LABL E I A V TH EA S AR 5 UNTIL T E K $ E TIC AL FOR 0PM. L F F V RI RA 7.3 M AR RAW AT O R F D FLE RAF First prize: The perfect hamper from Commonsense Organics, full of organic and allergy-aware food, environmentally friendly products and fair trade goods. Value $100. Second prize: High Country New Zealand: Photographer Antonia Steeg began documenting the high country in 2008, driving more than 120,000km and seeing parts of the country few of us get to see. The result is this beautiful book published by Te Papa Press. Value: $99 Third prize: 10 bags of Emporium Coffee and two De Longhi coffee cups
Thank you to everyone who has helped by donating items for sale and donating your labour, helping with ticket sales, volunteering and providing your goodwill and generous effort to make the 4th Awesome Arts Access Auction a reality. We could not have done this without you. A special thanks to Paula Comerford, Associate of Stimpson and Co, for her amazing support of this auction. And thank you to all auction bidders and guests for helping Arts Access Aotearoa make the arts more accessible for all people in New Zealand.
Auction suppliers Peter Wedde Antiques Rodger Fox and members of the Wellington Jazz Orchestra Streamliner Graphic Solutions â€“ Craig Christensen Out of the Box Smartpay Bidvest Gordon Harris Eliecer Reverol
Live auction item sponsors
Alex van Heeren and Worldwide Leisure Paula Comerford Tony Kuepfer Michael Cox Quilt Stitch Group Fraser Hoffe
Silent auction sponsors Alexandria Tasker
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Alpha Art Studio
Sable Fine Hair
Beauté on Willis St
Tactical Survival Academy
Te Papa Press
Te Papa Tongarewa
Chamber Music New Zealand
The Southern Cross
Tory Urban Retreat
Unichem Cuba Mall
Vincents Art Workshop
Ethni-city Fraser Hoffe Juliet Nally Karamia Lee Les Millls Extreme Lido Café & Bar LOT EIGHT Murray Wylie Museums Wellington Nikau Café On Yer Bike Orchestra Wellingon Pablos Art Studio Pacifica Arts Centre Pony Lane Reece Tong
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