Monthly Archives: November 2012

X An Exhibition of Collective Excellence

An Exhibition of Collective Excellence
December 4th – 24th 2012

Letham Gallery is holding a group exhibition celebrating the diversity and talents of the many artists they have been privileged to work with this year, alongside a selection of new artists they believe have the potential to succeed.

Over 30 artists (including our own Amy MacKinnon) will exhibit up to 5 original works each, 200mm x 200mm (8” x 8”) in size, available to collect for only $200 each, featuring drawing, painting, photography, prints, 3d installation and more!

X is their last exhibition preview for 2012.

The exhibition preview begins at 6pm sharp on Tuesday (that’s right, TUESDAY!) December 4th and runs until 8pm.

Exhibition: 4th – 24th December 2012
Opening Hours: Weds – Fri 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sat 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sun 11.00am – 3.00pm
For more information or images, contact us on 09 360 5217 or email

See more on their artists and their work at

Saloon Des Ferari

The December show coming up at Ferari Space on Crummer Road Ponsonby. The link is below for anyone interested (there are 3 days left to register).

Ferari are a project-space located in central Auckland. Ferari Space has been established to create a new way to approach and experience art within the local art community. We offer a physical space and a supportive environment for people to share projects from the wider field of creativity.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul…

One of the pleasures of a shared studio space is arriving, making a cup of tea and wandering the studio spaces to check on everyone’s work in progress and new work before settling down to your own work. Everyone’s space is sacred so you don’t nosy, just look but it’s inspiring and a thrill to see work moving on.

But one day I saw this in Trevor Bayly‘s space – his paintbrushes beautifully clean and looked after. So I thought I would take a look at how others including myself looked….

This is Amy MacKinnon

This is Jane Thorne

This is Susan Thomas

and this is me, Jo Dalgety

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” – Steven Wright

Amy MacKinnon at Railway Street Studios

Amy Mac is a busy woman this month.
Making Tracks exhibition at Railway Street Studios
8 Railway Street, New Market, Auckland, NZ.

The scariest moment is always just before you start. – Stephen King

Amy MacKinnon at Letham Gallery

4th – 24th December 2012 / Preview 4th December, 5 – 7pm

Letham Gallery presents X, a group exhibition. Over 30 artists will exhibit up to 5 original works each, 200mm x 200mm (8” x 8”) in size, available to collect for only $200 each, featuring painting, photography, prints, 3d installation and more!

Private View ‘Paint.Image.Form’ – Sue Hellings exhibition

Forming 22

Sue Hellings was part of Dornwell Studios until very recently when she moved back to her native land. And she is having an exhibition in Portslade in southern England. I just wish it was so easy that I could follow the directions Sue included and hop on the train! But if you happen to be in the south of England close to Brighton, go!

What & When:
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 30th November 6-8pm
EXHIBITION: Saturday 1st December to Thursday 6th December 2012

108 North Street, Portslade, BN41 1DG
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm

Buses: No.1, 6, 49 to Portslade. No.1 stops close by at corner of North Street and Trafalgar (Church) Road. Portslade
Train: to Portslade train station. 10 minute walk down Boundary Road towards sea and turn right into North Street.

“Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.” – Truman Capote