Live auction programme
The live auction programme has 15 amazing items of entertainment, art, accommodation, food and services for you to bid on. Enjoy this mouth-watering list of items and get along to the auction to make your bid. You can buy your tickets on this webpage.
If you are unable to attend the event but wish to bid on any of the LIVE items, please register your interest in making absentee bids by emailing Dawa Devereux by 5pm Wednesday 29 November.
1. New Plymouth getaway: Gazley Volkswagen & Gazley ŠKODA, Nice Hotel, TSB Showplace, Len Lye Centre/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Head to stunning New Plymouth in a Gazley prestige car and stay the night in the comfort of a suite at the Nice Hotel with dinner and breakfast for two included. Take in the show Les Miserables, thanks to TSB Showplace, and enjoy a personal tour of the Len Lye Centre/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
2. Fraser Hoffe
There’s no end to the imagination and ideas of this talented Wellington artist, as seen in this recent sculptural work, Life web: Telam vitae. Fraser works from Pablos Art Studios and Vincents Art Workshop. Coffee sacking, string, scrunched-up paper, bamboo, glitter and layers of thick paint are among the materials he uses to create his sculptures, installations and paintings.
3. Must-have for Hobbit fans: Weta Workshop
Six gorgeous books make up this collection, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles, donated by Weta Workshop. These beautifully presented books, created by the artists at the heart of the filmmaking process, are a must-have for Hobbit fans. Value: $350
4. Tyler Jackson
Tyler is an award-winning emerging artist, who also works as an assistant at Wellington’s Robert Heald Gallery. This 2017 untitled work is made from thermoformed plexiglas, aluminium and lacquer, and is 50 x 50 x 25cm. Estimate: $500 to $1000 Read more
5. Dinner party for eight: Simply Food
Renowned Wellington caterers Simply Food will come to your home and prepare a delicious dinner for eight, along with wines for you and your guests. Relax knowing everything is taken care of while you are treated to an unforgettable dinner.
6. Rossano Fan: Potocki Paterson Gallery
A Chinese New Zealander for more than 50 years, the late Rossano Fan was a highly regarded architect before turning to painting fulltime in 1993. Dylan Potocki of donor Potocki Paterson Gallery describes the artist as one of the undiscovered New Zealand greats of recent times.” Estimate: $1500 to $2500 Read more
7. Wicked in Christchurch: Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch Art Gallery
Treat yourself to a wicked stay in Christchurch with a night in a superior room at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, including dinner and breakfast for two. Take in the musical Wicked (6 to 15 April) at the Isaac Theatre Royal and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Christchurch Art Gallery.
8. Derek Ryder: Potocki Paterson Gallery
Art is integral to the life of this former French Foreign Legionnaire who served in war-torn countries for ten years before returning to Wellington. Derek is moving towards a bright future as an artist as seen in this work, In the Light and the Dark. Thanks to the artist and Potocki Paterson Gallery. Estimate: $600 to $1000
9. Rugby heaven
Four tickets donated by an anonymous supporter to the All Blacks v France test on Saturday 16 June 2018 in Wellington, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of NZ Rugby House and Westpac Stadium on game day. Special perks might include lifting the Bledisloe Cup from the trophy cabinet. You might even see Beauden Barrett practising a kick before the game. Tickets value: approx. $350
10. David Cauchi: Robert Heald Gallery
The work of this mid-career Wellington artist, represented by Robert Heald Gallery, straddles the line between cartooning and painting, using a diagrammatic line-and-wash style to create quirky, ironic statements. David Cauchi, Time, 2014, coloured pencil, watercolour and oil on linen, 30 x 40cm Estimate: $2400 to $3400
11. Amazing in Auckland: Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Explore Auckland’s artistic and cultural heart with two tickets to the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2018 and a Māori cultural performance at Auckland War Memorial Museum.
12. Landscape consultation: Mark Newdick Landscape Architects, Ellmers Lawnmowers Centre
Reap the benefits of this amazing onsite consultation with award-winning Mark Newdick Landscape Artchitects. It includes a full brief to understand your issues and hopes, a visual survey, onsite freehand sketches to illustrate design ideas, planting notes for tricky areas, and more … Also included is a Silky Pocketboy with a compact, lightweight folding saw with a 13cm blade.
13. Daniel Phillips
Celebrated self-taught artist Daniel Phillips produces quirky, striking paintings inspired by travel, planes, trains and the world around him. He works from creative spaces Mix and Pablos Art Studios, and has work in collections throughout New Zealand and internationally.
14. Wellington festival feast: New Zealand Festival, Park Hotel, Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar
Feast out on the New Zealand Festival on Saturday 10 March with double tickets to two shows, Future Playground (afternoon) and À Ố Làng Phố (7pm). Also included in this package is one night at the Park Hotel and a $200 voucher from the Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar.
15. Peter Madden: Robert Heald Gallery
Peter Madden creates sculptural installations and collages from flat images – from encyclopaedias, books, advertisements and magazines – which he often refashions into spiralling three-dimensional constructions. A mid-career artist based in Auckland, he is represented by Robert Heald Gallery. Peter Madden, The Secretary, 2012, two-leaf collage mounted on card, 43 x 39cm (framed) Est. $2400 to $3400
16. Luxury on the Lake: Gazley Volkswagen & Gazley ŠKODA, Hilton Lake Taupo, Huka Lodge
Drive to Taupo in a Gazley prestige car and enjoy one night’s accommodation at Hilton Lake Taupo. The third indulgence is lunch for four at the award-winning Huka Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Waikato River upstream from Huka Falls.