THE CHRISTCHURCH ART SHOW 2015
ART FOR EVERYONE!
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The Christchurch Art Show would like to thank everybody who was involved in our 2015 show. The 2015 show was our second consecutive show held at The Events Centre, Wigram Air Force Museum in Christchurch. The average price of work sold was around $500, with the total amount of work sold being just over a 1000 pieces of art. Many people from Canterbury and other locations were able to enjoy and buy art work of their choice while having the opportunity to engage directly with the artists. Over 8000 people attended the 4 day event this year, next year we are targeting over 10,000 plus people as word spreads of this special art event.
Our congratulations go to Alexandra artist Nigel Wilson – The winner of The Christchurch Art Show Award with his winning work “Orchard Series”. Nigel’s work was selected by judge David Woodings from the top ten works exhibited at the art show. Nelson artist Kathryn Furniss with her work “Together” is the winner of the Lawson’s Dry Hills People’s Choice Award. Both artists will be exhibiting at The Christchurch Art Show in 2016. Artists who whose work was chosen for the top ten selection at The Christchurch Art Show were: Nigel Wilson, Kathryn Furniss, Janneth Gil, Kate Beatty, Tania Bostock, Pavithra Devadatta, Yvonne Hammond, Megan Huffadine, Zaron Marshall and Stephanie McEwin.
The Christchurch Art Show began with a sold out Opening Night event on the 11th of June. Some 750 art lovers attended this event and had the first pick of the original NZ art on show. Guests were also treated to the sounds of Katie Thompson while enjoying Lawson’s Dry Hill wines, canapés and Whitestone cheeses. Christchurch’s largest art show has maintained its goals of becoming an art show for the people with the catch phrase of ‘Art for everyone’ the show strives to do just that. A wide selection of art from all over NZ was on exhibition and with a public willing to go, view and buy the 2016 event will be something to look forward to!