aratoi artists auction


13 April, from 5.30pm

Exhibition Viewing

Free entry: 7 – 12 April 10 am – 4.30 pm,
with a preview on Sunday 8 April, 4 - 6pm.



Register at Preview Sunday April 8 4-6pm, or on arrival at the Auction.
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Tickets to Auction

$35.00, limited to 200
Available from Eventfinda

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton, hosts the Aratoi Artists Auction to fundraise for the public institution and to showcase artists who have exhibited at the Museum. About 80 works of art – sculpture, painting, photography, jewellery, prints, ceramics from about $100 to over $100,000 – will be available to view and purchase.

The 70 participating Aratoi artists include Robin White, Milan Mrkusich, Elizabeth Thomson, Ans Westra, Virginia King, Neil Dawson, Gavin Chilcott, Gregory O’Brien, Crystal Chain Gang, Gina Jones, Paul Martinson, Kate Small, Anneke Borren, Rebekah Farr, Stephen Allwood and other regional, national and international artists.

The Auction represents a rare opportunity to view, and attain, Triptych: Homage to Rodchenko, 1966, a major work by Milan Mrkusich (b. 1925), who exhibited at Aratoi in 2014/2015, the first major public exhibition of his work from the 1990s. Art historian Edward Hanfling considers the triptych “a pivotal and monumental painting” and many consider Mrkusich to be one of New Zealand’s greatest living painters.

Aratoi Regional Trust is deeply grateful to all the artists, galleries, businesses and individuals whose goodwill has made this event possible; together, they trust the Auction will help sustain Aratoi into the future. Like many publicly funded institutions, the Museum faces severe fiscal constraints, and the Auction is part of a new initiative of the Aratoi Board to raise necessary funds over the next ten years.

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7 April 2018 - 13 April 2018