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Mangawhai Artists Gallery: February-March

Mangawhai Artists Gallery, and Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai, Sculpture Garden Weekend
February 24-25, 9am to 5pm, two Mangawhai community groups are joining together to fundraise and contribute to their development plans at the property of Isabel and Brian Hollis with plans for this to be the first of an annual event. 

The beauty of the setting will delight gardeners and non-gardeners, the perfect setting for the work of over 20 local artists – sculpture for sale and others to look at and enjoy. 

A special part of the experience will be sculptures by Joy Agar who passed away in 2013. Pauline Mann, organiser of the weekend explains: “We want to honour Joy’s memory, she would be thrilled her work is in this first sculpture garden weekend.”  

Joy was a dynamic force in Mangawhai’s art scene. 

“Joy encouraged artists and wanted the Mangawhai art scene to grow,” says Pauline. “She’d be thrilled with how art is thriving here and that sculpture is a big part of the Mangawhai art scene.”

Money raised will be equally shared between Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai, helping to establishing their new office in the Old Tara Road School beside the Museum, and Mangawhai Artists Inc, who are expanding their gallery in the village.

Sculpture Garden: 69 Moir Street, second red letterbox after the Mangawhai Artists Gallery, on the left just before the Domain. Tickets available at the gate on the day, $5 per person, $10 per family.

Peter Panyoczki and Tatjana Panyoczki 
February 22 to March 7.
angawhai Artists Gallery welcomes Tatjana and Peter to their first exhibition in Mangawhai.  

Working from their studios in Kaiwaka, Hungarian born Peter, an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor, and Swiss born Tatjana, who is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary jewellery artists, moved to this area 20 years ago with their son Janos. 

The exhibition is an introduction to the multi-facetted world of Peter, adept at exploring complex themes of place and identity, as well as the origins and expression of life and nature, and the eclectic jewellery range from Tatjana.

Catch a glimpse into their world of making and creating a broad range of works. 

More info at mangawhaiartists.co.nz or visit Mangawhai Artists Inc. Gallery, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai Village. Open seven days 10am–3pm. Free entry.
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