JDT 2013 012 by Bob Scott

Spring may not quite have sprung but preparations for the Waiheke Art in the Garden event are well underway and it’s a good time to mark it up in your diary. Last year’s event was a great success, raising more than $23,000 for the Jassy Dean Trust, which provides support to families with children with illnesses, injuries or medical needs.
And just like any good garden project, the keys to a successful Waiheke Art in the Garden event are hard work up front, the right amounts of imagination and skill and all manner of dancing to the rain and sun gods…

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Credit for the hard work, imagination and skill goes to the organisers of the event and the amazing artists who offer their work. And the weather? Well, we find it easier to rely on a fine looking marquee for the event so it can go ahead, rain or shine. At Waiheke Event Hire we’re delighted to once again sponsor the art display and auction at Rorohara (Pie Melon Bay) on Friday 7 November. Iconic islander Sir John Hawkesby (if he hasn’t been knighted yet then we think he should be) will once again lend his fine auctioneering skills to this worthwhile island fundraiser.

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Artwork from Denis O’Connor, Virginia King, Katie Trinkle-Legge, Anton Forde, Emma Wright, Mary Ferguson, Emma Hughes, Kiya Nancarrow, Ingrid Berzins, Zoe Leeb-du Toit, and many more Waiheke artists will have their sculpture and paintings on display and at the auction. And Waiheke associated artist Jeff Thomsen has a piece for the auction that is a must-see!
The venue is exquisite, the hosts are generous to a fault and the grass manicured to perfection. It almost hurts to hammer in the first pole for the marquee. But we can’t wait.
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The other aspect of Waiheke Art in the Garden is the display of works of art in five of the thirteen safari gardens, open to the public during the Waiheke Island Garden Safari Weekend, 8 and 9 of November 2014. Look out for an artist or two working on pieces amid the flora and fauna.

Tickets for the evening event at Rorohara and the Waiheke Island Garden Safari can be purchased from Waiheke Take Note, Waiheke i-Site in Oneroa Village or online at:  www.iticket.co.nz

For more information visit Waiheke Island Garden Safari