King’s College Annual Art Sale 2017
3 – 5 November 2017

It’s time for the 14th Annual Art Sale at Kings College.

Always great to support this yearly event brings which together impressive selection of art from more than 200 emerging and renowned artists.

There’s paintings, photography, sculpture and ceramics – including three sweet pieces from me, more about them below!

You can check the Kings College Art Sale website for sneak previews of plenty of the artworks.

If you‘re keen to see the artworks in the flesh admission to the Art Sale is free over the weekend.
Saturday 4 November – open 10am – 4pm
Sunday 5 November – open 10am – 3pm with collection of purchased art from 3.30pm.

There’s also  an opening Night Cocktail Party.
This is where you have the opportunity  for first view and purchase of the artworks on display.
Friday 3 November 2017
6.30pm
Greenbank Gymnasium, King’s College
Your can purchase your tickets to that right here.

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Title: Pango Whai Repo I Raro Rua (translates Black Eagle Stingray)
Medium: Aluminium Sandcast, Black Contrast Patina
Status: Original, open edition
Dimensions (mm): L. 370 x W. 460 x D. 45 x W. 2Kg’s
Year: 2017
Price: $ 3800.00 incl GST
Signed: Tuffery underneath tail +title card

The Stingray series first came to life during the development stages of Nga Kina sculpture at Kumutoto on Wellington Waterfront. Behind the design was a focus to install these hyper-sized kina with the least intervention within the natural harbour environment.

Everyday down there I saw an increasing number of stingrays (and penguins) circuiting Nga Kina and began occupying the space.

It’s taken this long to realise this series from the pages of his drawing book as he’s been away so much with other projects, so they’ve come to life. ‘I raro’ translates to ‘look down’ – a reminder for us all to be conscious of the species who occupy our natural environments.

This work links to the creatures series I’m developed through the 2017 Heavy Metal open Artist in Residence.

Created to be positioned on a table/plinth so one looks down as he did down at Nga Kina however equally will sit perfectly wall mounted.

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Title: Polynesian Panther Gold
Medium: Bronze, Lost Wax, High Polish
Status: Original, open edition
Dimensions (mm): L. 250 x W.70 x H. 120 x 2Kg
Year: 2017
Price: $ 2900.00 incl GST
Signed: Tuffery underneath tail +title card

The Polynesian Panther Gold and Pango (black) works pays homage to the many Pacific Islanders who were ‘blackbirded’ in the 1900’s to Latin America and Australia.

These works speak to the caused disconnect, seeing the panthers tatau patterns reflect altered marks – traditional tatau is a personal unique code, a genealogy map.

This work links to the creatures series I’m developed through the 2017 Heavy Metal open Artist in Residence.

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Title: Tupaia’s Koura from Opoutama, Tolaga Bay
Medium: Emboss Graph Stencil on repatriated Tongan Ngatu and 100 Cotton Pesica Paper
Dimensions (mm): H. 840 x W. 610 x D. 50
Presentation: Float Mounted, Black Satin Frame, Conservation Glass
Status: Original, Signed
Year: 2017
Price: $2500.00 incl GST

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