Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chris Dennis at SCOPE NY Art Fair

Chris Dennis is excited by the prospect of showing at SCOPE NY during Armory Week this year. His work will be with Coup d’Oeil (New Orleans) at Booth J13. Also showing: Blaine Capone, James Taylor Bonds, Eliot Brown, Jessica Goldfinch, Michele Basta Smith, Sarah Ferguson and Dona Lief.

Unfortunately Chris won’t be there to see it (and everything else) – so please send pics if you are. Shame I can’t be there either!


What’s Trevor Bayly Up To?

Trevor Bayly

Mercury Bay Art Escape (MBAE), an open studio event for 50 artists on the eastern Coromandel peninsular. Studio open to the public during the weekends of 1st & 2nd March and 8th & 9th March 2014. Trevor’s studio is located at 13 Wigmore Crescent, Hahei.

There are MBAE group exhibitions at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach and at Eggsentric Cafe, Flaxmore Bay. On from 1st March until end of March.

Trevor also has a solo exhibition at Mercury Bay Estate, Lonely Bay Vineyard, Cooks Beach. On now until early April.

A very busy couple of months for Trevor!

Letter from Carolyn Milbank re Mercury Bay Art Escape

It’s that time again – I can’t believe it rolls around so fast.  Thought you may like to know the latest news from Kuaotunu in case some of you make it to the Coromandel in the next two weekends.  They have a small bus tours this year to tour various specific areas so check out the website:

The Hot Waves Cafe has one work from each artist and the opening date is the 28th Feb – end of March.  I have a work entitled ‘sentinel’,  2 x resin objects on steel stands framing the window on the patio. This year each area has a ‘hub’ gallery and the Blackjack Gallery & Expresso in Kuaotunu has works from the Kuaotunu and Otama artists. This is next door to our famous Luke’s Kitchen where they serve the best pizza and salt & pepper squid.

So come and see us. Most welcome.
Cheers, Carolyn

Studio setup

Studio setup – Carolyn Milbank

‘bind III’ – Carolyn Milbank


Carolyn Milbank


Carolyn Milbank


“The Window” is a New Zealand made short film.

“The Window”

Jack a fiercely independent man finds himself rendered helpless by a stroke. Confined to a hospital bed & on the verge of giving up, he is rescued from his depression by an unexpected source; the old patient, on the other side of the room by the window.

David Petersen from Dornwell Studios has been working on this film and on Wednesday a group of us are off to the preview in the The Berkley Cinema, Takapuna.

Here is a trailer for the movie…