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A shaky start

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Apologies for the late arrival of our monthly e-news. The year has got off to rather a shaky start and I hope this finds you all in one piece and standing on solid ground.

Behind the scenes here, our design team has been busy putting our new branding to work. Hope you’ll enjoy the new look.

I’ve been paying regular visits to the Viaduct, monitoring the progress of our new venue. It’s all go around there – hard hats and fork lifts galore – and I’m very pleased to report that the build is ahead of schedule and looking stunning.

I’m also delighted to announce our partnerships for the 2011 fair. Despite recession, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes over the past few months, our sponsorship family has remained in tact.

We welcome back our key founding sponsors who have been with us, quite literally, from the ground up: Heart of the City and Auckland Council. With us for a third consecutive event, our cornerstone partners from the commercial sector: ANZ Private Bank, Hesketh Henry and Staples Rodway. We also raise a glass to our long-standing official wine supplier, Kim Crawford Wines and give a warm welcome to our new hospitality partner, SKYCITY Grand Hotel.

After much deliberation, our selection panel finalised our list of 40+ exhibitors comprised of New Zealand and Australia’s leading galleries and some of the most sought after artists the region has to offer. We will publish the list of participating galleries in April. Meantime please click on the links and visit some of the great exhibitions and events you will find in Auckland in March.

Jennifer Buckley
Director – Auckland Art Fair


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