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Ten Weeks to go!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ten Weeks to go! How about starting the countdown to the art fair with a nice little glass of something?

Our wine partner Kim Crawford has a case of their spectacular small parcel Pinot Noir for some lucky art lover. See below for details.

We are just about ready to start the count down to the opening of the fair with the launch our 40 Days in the Art World bulletins. These will offer a daily gallery-by-gallery glimpse of some of the great work coming your way in early August.

The fair promises to be just what the doctor ordered for a sluggish economy. Forty-one of best galleries from all over New Zealand and Australia and a wonderfully diverse selection of work by some of the region’s hottest artists.

The fair is the inaugural event in the nearly finished and looking fabulous Viaduct Events Centre on the waterfront. You can walk from downtown and be one of the first people to stroll across the brand new footbridge from Te Wero wharf which is being opened early just for us – from Wednesday 3 August.

The weekend of 6 -7 August will also be the grand opening of the new Wynyard Quarter – Auckland’s newest waterfront destination – so there will be plenty of action and entertainment for the whole family at the fair itself and around the area.

Jennifer Buckley

Director, Auckland Art Fair


Early Bird Gets the Art
(and maybe the wine)

Purchase a Collector’s Package on line by 30 June and you will automatically go in the draw to win a case of Kim Crawford Small Parcel Pinot Noir.

Available now for the special price of $250, a Collector’s Package secures a ticket to all of the event’s key functions including the exclusive Collector’s preview, the gala Vernissage, the keynote lecture and a 4 day VIP pass to the fair and other privileges.

Go to i-ticket.co.nz and be in to win


Party of the Year

The Vernissage opening gala promises to be a truly memorable occasion with great art, food, wines and company. We’re expecting 600 guests including the who’s who of the art world, gallerists, artists, critics, business and civic leaders.

The gorgeous and intelligent Jennifer Ward-Lealand will MC the evening and ensure the speeches are short and the conversation and hospitality long and entertaining. Like her.

Vernissage tickets are in hot demand. Get one while they are still available at the early bird price of $100.00 ($125.00 from1 July) and get ready to party.


40 Days in the Art World

Watch out for our e-bulletin coming to your mailbox soon. 40 Days in the Art World will be your countdown to the fair mailed every day right up to the opening night. We hope you enjoy it.

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