Mahara Gallery Collectables

Some major names have been recently added to the Mahara Gallery FUNDRAISING AUCTION EVENT!!!

Collectables seeking new homes is an auction of donated artwork to raise funds for the Athfield-designed Mahara Gallery upgrade.

More than 160 artworks in many media, styles and periods have been donated by gallery supporters and well-wishers, and feature artists well-known across New Zealand and internationally. There is something here for everyone including Gretchen Albrecht, Shane Cotton and Christina Conrad, joining ceramics by Mirek Smisek, Barry Brickell, Chester Nealie, Wilf Wright and Janet Wright; paintings by Peter McIntyre, Allie Eagle, Matt Couper, Tony de Lautour and an early landscape attributed to Isabel Field, sister of Frances Hodgkins; prints and drawings by John Drawbridge, Susan Skerman and Maria Olsen; photographs by Neil Pardington, Tony Whincup, Alan Leatherby, Richard Wootton; and many others.

These amazing artworks will be auctioned at a special event at Mahara on Saturday 9 February starting at 5pm. The world famous John Mowbray will be hosting proceedings.

Pop into the gallery any time during opening hours (Tues-Sat, 10-4pm, Sunday 1-4) to see the collection and place your bids!

Absentee bids can be made now, the earlier the better, by visiting the gallery or checking out the images on-line and downloading an Absentee Bid Form. Scan and return or drop in to the gallery if you can’t attend on the night. Please read the Terms & Conditions before bidding. Earlier bids of the same amount. take preference.

Everyone is welcome to attend, entry is free, live music will be performed at the gallery entrance by Look Both Ways. There will be complimentary wine and food.

All the images will be able to be viewed at and a list of reserve prices is available there also.

Please help out Mahara Gallery rebuild, & enter into the fundraising spirit of this event.