Hi <<First Name>>
It's been a busy month after I switched attention from my own exhibition to a couple of big Zealandia volunteer projects: the 2020 fundraising calendar and the Sanctuary Storyteller's photo-essay exhibition that will run Oct-Nov. They are both shaping up beautifully and I'll be able to tell you more about them soon. I love these big group projects that allow me to work with so many talented, interesting people.
Also on the horizon is "Bringing Back the Birds" - a group exhibition at the Bowen Parliamentary Exhibition Space that Hannah Shand and I are organizing. It's running 26 Sep - 31 Oct and is sponsored by the lovely Eugenie Sage. The theme is all about celebrating community efforts to bring back our birds. Other contributing artists are some names likely to be familiar to many of you: Rachel Walker, Karen Rankin Neal, Melissa Boardman, Niels Meyer-Westfeld, Chris Helliwell, and Carol Theologo. If you love bird art, it's not-to-be-missed!
As part of our exhibition planning, Hannah, Melissa and I went on the official art tour of parliament. It is well worth it (and the Bowen exhibition space is part of the tour). You get to go to a number of places that are not normally part of the parliamentary tours and there is some amazing NZ art on display. Your tax dollars at work - so if you're in Wellington, do take advantage of it. (More about parliament tours...)