TSB Bank Art in a Day
Next February, artists will have the opportunity to enter a competition where they have one day to capture the character and identity of Parnell, Newmarket or Grafton.
The idea for this event originated when David Haigh visited Italy. He was introduced to an annual art event held in Anghiari, a small hill-top village in Tuscany.
Representatives from a group of local organisations have developed the ideas that David brought back to New Zealand. In particular, the inaugural local version of ‘Art in a Day’ has an emphasis on celebrating our communities.
Art is inextricably linked to a community’s sense of place, culture and its development of identity. Auckland is a young and dynamic city, which is still growing. The group aims to run the event annually, and believe it has the potential to make a vital contribution to our communities developing sense of self.
The event will begin on Saturday 21 February. Artists will bring their paper, canvas or board to the Parnell Community Centre where it will be authenticated. The completed artwork must be returned to the Centre no later than 5.00pm the same day.
An exhibition will be held at the Parnell Community Centre the following weekend, with prize giving taking place at 6.30pm on Saturday, 28 February.
The event is supported by the Waitemata Local Board. First prize is $2,000 loaded into a TSB Bank account, with further prizes of $1,000 for second place and $500 for third from TSB Bank (conditions apply). There is a People’s Choice award of a one year membership at the Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre and a secondary schools prize of $500 worth of art supplies from Gordon Harris.
TSB Bank Art in a Day
Saturday, 21 February 2015 – Artists complete their work
Saturday, 28 February and Sunday, 1 March 2015 – Exhibition open to the public
Saturday, 28 February 2015, 6.30pm – Prize giving
Parnell Trust, Newmarket Business Association, Grafton Residents Association, Newmarket Arts Trust, Parnell Community Committee, Parnell Inc and Newmarket Community Association.
Chris Davidson, email@example.com, 027 474 5546
David Haigh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 09 379 5538