While Kiwis were sleeping, 100 giant eggs created by New Zealand artists were hidden across the country in the early hours of the morning ready to be discovered as part of The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt in support of Starship. The works of art secretly popped up in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch overnight, allowing the public to take part in the hunt from today until 7 April.
Artists who have created eggs include Askew One, Alexander Bartleet, Dean Proudfoot, Dick Frizzell, Flox, Keven Mealamu, Mervyn Williams, Misery, Reuben Paterson, Rod Emmerson, WORLD and Zambesi. The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Starship Foundation, a social-profit organisation which supports the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for more than 120,000 patient visits each year. All 100 eggs, each a unique masterpiece, will be auctioned off for Starship – 80 of them on Trade Me and 20 of them at a gala event on 31 March in Auckland. This egg has been selected to be auctioned at the gala event.
Alex Bartleet's egg is made out of thousands of real found objects which are covered in resin and paint and outlined. He aims to make ordinary or discarded objects extraordinary, and believes that by recontextualising them in his work, and bringing groups of objects together, they can be renewed and reconsidered.
See The Big Egg Hunt website for more details about the event.
I have been invited to exhibit some new work alongside eleven other recent graduates at the exhibition OFFBROADWAY. The show opens this coming Saturday night so please come along and say hello. Otherwise the show runs until March 10.
Opening night is on Saturday 21 February, from 5 - 7pm
Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre, Auckland
Artist Aliance caught up with artist Alex Bartleet in his studio at AUT University where he is currently completing his Post Graduate Honours degree. Visiting artists’ studios has to be one of our favourite activities, but when it’s also in an art school during term holidays it’s even better. So much work on the go, far from the polished, pristine work we get to see at the end of year grad shows…a privilege to see so much work in the creative stage. Watch the video bellow and read the article here.
On Saturday the 22nd of March Alexander Bartleet's artwork 'Line Cluster' was awarded the Small Sculpture Prize. The award was judged by Monique Redmond and is open at Waiheke Community Art Gallery until the 14th of April. Pop over to Waiheke and see the work and the other finalists.
Artwork: Line Cluster(2013) mixed media and acrylic on wood panel. 430 x 310 70 mm
Brown Rough Triangle. 2013. mixed media on wood panel. 600 x 680 mm
NEW WORKS AT ART FAIR AUCKLAND ART FAIR, THE CLOUD, QUEENS WHARF Thursday, 8th - 11th August A
new series of artworks will be on display at the Auckland Art Fair at the Vernissage opening on the 7th August and open to the public on the 8th - 11th August at the
Warwick Henderson Gallery, Stand 5. Ticket info here. There will also be a talk by writer and collector
Warwick Brown about Bartleet's work at 1pm on Thusday at the Art Fair. Public Programme
here. Artist Alexander Bartleet will also be in attendance. See all artworks here.
Orange Rough Triangle. 2013. mixed media on wood panel. 260 x 290 mm
ALPHABET EXHIBITION SEED GALLERY Preview 25 June 5.30-7.30pm 26 June - 13 July 2013 26
artists including have each been asked to work with one large wooden
letter of the alphabet. the 26 pieces will be reproduced in the form of a
boxed, limited edition deck of 52 memory cards. Original artwork and cards will be available for sale at exhibition.