Kia ora e te whanau Mahara

At the Gallery on Saturday 19 December at 3.00pm we will recognise the contribution Professor Les Holborow has made as Chairman of the Mahara Gallery Trust Board. Les is standing down after leading the Board for the past four years.

He has been Chairman through a critical period in progressing the Gallery Redevelopment Project. In that time the project has advanced to the design stage and secured funding which brings us within 10 percent of our funding target.

Re-building the Gallery and accepting the gift of the Field Collection is now truly within our reach.

As well as recognising Les’s service to the Gallery, we will take the opportunity of thanking our loyal friends for their support through what has been a challenging year and wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas.

Following the function at 3pm, our summer exhibitions by Trevor Pye and Te Ara Korowai will be officially opened.

We are happy to introduce our new Friends of Mahara convenor Diana Loubser who organised an excellent tour for the Friends of Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys on 19 November at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University. New Friends are always welcome, it is an easy and sociable way to support the Gallery at this important time.

You can also support us by filling out a ‘What matters most’ card in the Gallery or Library, or complete an online form conveying your support for our redevelopment project to Council by 9 December.

Thank you to all our artists, tutors, volunteers, Friends, staff, funders and many supporters for contributing in so many ways throughout this extraordinary year.
We look forward to the new year with excitement and optimism.

Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Janet Bayly, Kathryne Simonsen, Tracey Hall, Jack Penman, Amanda Smart
and the Mahara Gallery Trust Board

EXHIBITIONS
Run until Saturday, December 12, 2020
100 Days: a Journey 2020

December 22, 2020 – February 12, 2021
Trevor Pye, The Still Life of Reverie and Te Ara Korowai, Walking the creative path to well-being

EVENTS
Wednesday 9 December, 10.30am–12.30pm
Harriet Bright, Five senses drawing for children
Ages 7+, limited to ten

Saturday 5 December, 4–5.30pm
CONCERT ….Latin guitars, pan-pipes, charango, cajon, violin, original instrumentals & songs. Jonathon Harper and his original Latin band, with Cristian Huenuqueo Salazar (El Chileno), Erwin La Cruz (de Venezuela) and Riccardo Testore (L’amante delle cose Italiane)
$15 / $10 at door

Saturday 19 December at 3pm
CELEBRATION. Recognising the contribution Professor Les Holborow has made as Chairman of the Mahara Gallery Trust Board and celebrating Christmas with our supporters

Saturday 19 December at 5pm
OPENING. Trevor Pye, The Still Life of Reverie and Te Ara Korowai, Walking the creative path to well-being
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