Botanical Illustration Workshop
Learn about the threatened plant species in the Tamaki Estuary and learn to draw them at the same time! This unique workshop combines art and ecology in celebration of this year’s 10th Anniversary of the Estuary Art Awards. Develop your observation-based drawing and fine art techniques and capture the beauty of our natural world.
Tutor: Sandra Morris (botanical illustrator)
SAT 6 AUG, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
$49 (Materials Included)
Judge’s Tour with Jon Bywater
We are fortunate to have Jon Bywater as judge for the Estuary Art Awards 10th Anniversary. Join us for a special afternoon to hear Bywater speak about the artworks selected for the exhibition of finalists.
Jon Bywater is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art critics. His writing on art and music has appeared in national publications including Art New Zealand, Landfall, The Listener and Reading Room, and in British and American periodicals such as Afterall, Artforum, e-Flux, Frieze, Mute and Wire, as well as numerous monographs and catalogues. In the past ten years, he was curator of the inaugural Arts Foundation New Generation Award, has served twice as a Walters Prize juror, and as judge of the National Contemporary Art Award hosted by Waikato Museum.
SAT 13 AUG, 12:00PM
$5 General Admission
Free for Friends of Malcolm Smith Gallery
Tamaki Estuary Clean Up
Let’s restore the quality of our environment! Join us to clean-up the Tamaki Estuary with the Tamaki Estuary Protection Society. This vital water-body is an incubator for nearly 400 plant species, some of which are threatened due in part to debris. This year, we will focus on the Panmure Basin, where plastics have come in as a result of the Estuary’s tidal flows. Spread the word and inspire others to protect our waterways!
All materials supplied. Please wear closed footwear or gumboots.
SAT 20 AUG, 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club