The upcoming Chinese New Year farewells the Year of the Rooster and warmly welcomes the Year of the Dog.
To celebrate the occasion, the Parnell Business Association has put together a wonderful exhibition event and we have been selected to host one of the unique pieces that make up the Year of the Dog auction.
Our gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece is 'Howling Celestial Dog' by Eric Ngan. In Chinese mythology, there is a dog named Xiao Tian Quan (literally Howling Celestial Dog). He is the trusted and most loyal companion to the Chinese God, Er Lang Shen.
Xiao Tian Quan is a heavenly warrior, therefore is represented by wearing a protective battle cloak. His fur is awash in heavenly clouds and his feet are astride the mountain ranges. His belly is tatooed with Taotie mask - which has the power to ward off magical attacks. His eyes are a galaxy of stars as he gazes into eternity.
The artist is Erig Ngan, a visual artist by trade and event producer by profession.
Online bidding will start on 16 February and will close on 4 March 2018, and the all pieces that contribute to Year of the Dog exhibition will be part of an exciting live auction on 8 March. All proceeds from all auctions will go towards the Starship Foundation.
We will update our Facebook page with details as the auction commences and continues. In the meantime, please click here for more information.
Our newest artistic space, Two Tusk Gallery, had a successful opening for the Pieces of Wood exhibition this past Saturday.
This beautiful and spiritually moving exhibition brings together a group of eight emerging New Zealand artists whose work with wood is aimed at challenging your heart, mind and soul. These mystical explorations in wood include sculptures, paintings and traditional Maori carvings.
The gathered crowd were treated to a heartfelt and humbling karakia (blessing) by contributing artist Warren Castle, followed by two more friendly hello's by sculptor Geoff Irving and painter Mark Graham,
Thank you to those who were part of this special day and we invite you all to come along with an open mind, and perhaps have your perspective on art changed forever.
Pieces of Wood is open to the public for seven days, up to and including 30 July.
Look into the history of New Zealand and you’ll find an intrinsic relationship with wood. From the ancient Maori through to today’s creative talents, working with wood takes more than just artistry; you must work with the knots and grain, and tease the timber into revealing itself to you.
Two Tusk Gallery, our newest artistic space, is proud to present Pieces of Wood; a group exhibition of emerging New Zealand artists whose work with wood is aimed at challenging your heart, mind and soul. These mystical explorations in wood include sculptures, paintings and traditional Maori carvings.
Pieces of Wood is open to the public from Saturday the 10th of June to the 30th of July, with an intimate exhibition opening on the Saturday afternoon from 3pm ~ all are welcome. Come with an open mind and perhaps your perspective on art will be forever changed.
Two Tusk Gallery is dedicated to promoting local artists and their work. It is our vision to become THE place in Auckland for people to purchase original New Zealand art for under $1000.
Jo May produces her vibrant designs in Whangarei, Northland.
Inspired by New Zealand's natural coastal beauty, her original silk paintings depict native birds and beaches from all over the country in amazingly bright vivid colour.
These paintings are then printed, by hand, to make other products such as art prints, calendars, and many other gift items which are popular with both tourists and locals alike. Jo's most popular pieces are are the outdoor garden art range on aluminium.
Jo has worked full time on her art since 2000 and although her studio is private, she sells in exclusive outlets all over NZ and at local events and shows.
We are delighted to announce the grand opening of our newest exhibition space, Two Tusk Gallery! Our vision or the space is to be THE place in Auckland where you can buy original NZ artwork for under $1000.
To open Two Tusk Gallery, we will be showcasing the artwork of Northland artist, Christina Maassen, in her exhibition The Earth Laughs In Flowers. With her strong botanical background, Christina beautifully paints flowers and landscapes to celebrate the joy she finds in nature.
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