Silent auction three

The silent auction three will close at 7.45pm on the night of the auction.

1. Wairarapa escape

Enjoy a mid-week mini break with a night in the elegance of the Martinborough Hotel, along with dinner for two at the celebrated Tirohana Estate Vineyard, including transport to and from the hotel. Voucher may be used Monday to Thursday (exc. public holidays) until 31 August 2018.

2. Miss Me in the Garden

Denise Dennehy is an artist from the former Alpha Art Studio. She uses dazzling colours and marks to paint stories of everyday life, home and her garden.

3. Blue Sea II

An artist from the former Alpha Art Studio, Martin Kershbaumer spends many hours gradually building up a beautiful depth of colour and gestural textures. He has been a finalist in several art awards, including Artrium Gallery’s Emerging Artist Award in 2013 and was highly commended in the Telecom IHC Art Awards 2011. He exhibits regularly in the Wellington region.

4. A Circle With Fruits

Karin Clayden is an artist from the former Alpha Art Studio. She uses bold, bright colours with expressive brush strokes, often with large patches of colour overlaid with elaborate patterns and designs. In 2016, Karin was third in the IHC Art Awards.

5. Pink Man 5

Artist Victor Bright creates art at Vincents Art Workshop and is known for his skill with colour and his vibrant artworks.

6. Fiordland by Andris Apse

This stunning collection of photographs by Andris Apse pays homage to the place of his early and greatest inspiration. Published by Potton & Burton and donated by Te Papa, this book is number 59 in a limited edition of 500 copies, cloth-bound and in a presentation slip case. Signed by Andris Apse.

7. Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018

A family pass (two adults, two children, plus programme voucher) for the Sunday 4 November 2018 matinee of The Nutcracker, with a pair of pointe shoes signed by dancer Mayu Tanigaito. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family.

8. Family pass to Capital E Live’s Odd One Out

A delightful, magical musical, perfect for children aged 2 – 7 years. All of us want to feel we belong and are valued no matter who we are. The show is on during the 2018 April school holidays: 16 April to Friday 27 April.

9. Capital E Digital Experience

Enjoy a $100 voucher towards a fabulous Digital Experience (suitable for ages 8+) of your choice – whether it's one of the exciting school holiday Digital programmes or a hosted birthday party in the Digital Studios. Check out for more info.

10. Oriental Bay watercolour

“I like to paint images of people and their environments,” says artist Matthew Squire, who works from Pablos Art Studios. This delicate watercolour on paper is called Oriental Bay With Tram Viewing New Kiosk in 1914.

11. Get creative

The perfect gift for the artist in your life, or fuel for your own creativity, this pack of art supplies from Gordon Harris, the art and graphic store in Vivian St, is worth $200.

12. Off-Broadway Nunsense

Two tickets to Wing It Productions’ hilarious off-Broadway musical comedy Nunsense, directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford. On at Gryphon Theatre from 30 January to 10 February, Nunsense is a fun night out with a friend. Or you can laugh along with family at the relaxed performance matinee.

13. Robot Power: ORIII

Michelle Irving works mainly with fabric, combining this with embroidery, paint and beads. “I enjoy the versatility of textiles and the amazing colour range. My great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all stitched. My mother taught me my first sewing skills."

14. Strawberries and The Body Shop

This Strawberry Festive Gift Box is filled with a glorious array of bath and body treats. This is a fabulously festive present for under the tree.

15. Flowers Manuela

A beautiful bouquet from Flowers Manuela in Wellington’s Abel Smith St. Famous for their stunning designs that celebrate flowers and texture to create organic natural designs showcasing the floral produce grown in New Zealand.

16. Music magic at Slow Boat Records

CDs, DVDs and records make wonderful Christmas gifts and where better to get them than from Cuba St’s Slow Boat Records, New Zealand’s longest running independent record store. Here’s a $50 voucher to get you started.

17. I Know This to Be True

Sixty New Zealanders in the middle of interesting lives talk about what really matters, truth and beauty, and the things they hold dear to their hearts. With outstanding photography, this is a wonderful project with great insights into some remarkable Kiwis.


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