Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

 

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12-18 October 2012
Nationwide online charity auction for refugee children

Online bidding for Sofia's latest oil painting "Colour of his dreams" (pictured above) commences 10am Friday 12th as part of the Little Lotus "What do you Dream?" exhibition at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. 100% of proceeds from donated works by over 30 artists are going to provide funds for refugee children on the Thai/Burma border. View artworks and place your bid online here. http://blog.newzealandartwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Parnell-gallery-exhibition-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artwork.jpg #link#http://www.newzealandartwork.com/parnell-gallery-exhibition/##nw #caption#

2012
Minson's Paintings at Parnell Gallery, Auckland

Visit Parnell Galleryto view an ongoing selection of Minson's contemporary Maori portraits and mythical New Zealand landscapes including the pink and white terraces with ancient waka. http://blog.newzealandartwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/gallery-helena-bay-hill-exhibition.jpg #link#http://www.newzealandartwork.com/gallery-helena-bay-hill-exhibition##nw #caption#

2012
Minson's Paintings at
The Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland

The Gallery Helena Bay Hill near Russell is currently showcasing Sofia's portrait and landscape oil paintings, which celebrate New Zealand's land, culture and Maori myths. Next time you're heading up North, stop off for a coffee and to view the art at the idyllic gallery/cafe nestled in native forest. http://blog.newzealandartwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/red-spot-gallery-exhibition.jpg #link#http://www.newzealandartwork.com/red-spot-gallery-exhibition##nw #caption#

2012
Minson's Paintings at
Red Spot Gallery,
Rotorua

Red Spot Gallery are Sofia Minson's representatives in Rotorua. Head along to the gallery at any time to see a selection of the artist's work on display. Talk to Glenn or Tammy, 1239 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Ph: (+64) 7 347 3110.

 

Past Exhibitions and Projects

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012 – Solo exhibition at Parnell Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2012 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ
2011 – Solo exhibition at Red Spot Gallery, Rotorua, NZ
2010 – Solo exhibition at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
2009 – Solo exhibition at McCarthy Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ
2008 – Solo exhibition “Beyond Wrongdoing and Rightdoing” at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
2008 – Solo exhibition at Erenus Art Gallery, Ankara, TURKEY
2008 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ
2007 – Solo exhibition “The Rope of Mankind” at Aveia Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

Key Projects and Events

Nov 2011 – The New Zealand Portrait Gallery commissioned Sofia to paint Dame Joan Metge's portrait
Nov 2011 – Collaborative "Woven Paintings" project with Orakei School children
Oct 2011 – Live painting demonstration at the New Zealand Fellowship of Artists' Gallery
Nov 2010 – Art Week Auckland 'Insiders Guide', Sofia gave a talk at Parnell Gallery introducing her artwork to an exclusive tour group
Oct 2010 – Guest artist and live painting demonstration at ARTauckland 2010
Sep 2010 – Judge of North Shore City Art Awards.  Fellow judges Liz Caughey and Jeff Thompson
Jun 2010 – Guest Speaker at the Emerging Artist Forum at Satellite Gallery in Newton
Jun 2010 – “Without Boundaries – Art for Autism” collaborative painting project between Sofia and NZ autistic children
Feb 2010 – "Canvassing The Treaty" collaborative art project and documentary

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 – Adam Portraiture Awards national touring exhibition of finalists, NZ
2012 – Guest artist at the Whakatane Arts Festival due to being a previous recipient of Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, NZ
2011 – "The Makers of Modern NZ" Exhibition at NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2011 – Joint Show with Aaron Kereopa at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
2011 – Joint Show "Connecting Threads" with Matt Gauldie at Parnell Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010 – Adam Portraiture Awards national touring exhibition of finalists, NZ
2010 – "What it is to be Kiwi" group show at Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga, NZ
2010 – “Inner Strength” women’s charity exhibition, NZ Art Guild at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, NZ
2009 – “My Favourite Things” group show at Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga, NZ
2009 – Kings College Art Sale, Auckland, NZ
2009 – Atamira | Maori in the City, creative expo at Auckland Showgrounds, NZ
2009 – Winter group show at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
2009 – Baradene College Art Show, Auckland, NZ
2009 – “LIFE Exhibition” group fundraising show for Leukaemia, Auckland, NZ
2009 – “Shave An Artist” charity art auction & artist head shaving event, Auckland, NZ
2008 – Adam Portraiture Award Exhibition, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2008 – International group show, The Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Istanbul, TURKEY
2007 – Xmas group show at the Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2007 – “Whence We Came” charity show for Kidney Kids, Ashton Grove, Auckland, NZ
2007 – Aaron Kereopa & Sofia’s exhibition at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
2007 – Australian and New Zealand Art Exhibition at Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2007 – “Meridian Energy Plunket Art Show 2007″, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, NZ
2007 – “Mid Summer Night’s Dream” group exhb, Tara Poolman Gallery, Matakana, NZ
2007 – “Adore – Cherishing the Feminine”, group show, Haven Art, Waipu, NZ
2007 – “Northern Light”, group show, Haven Art, Waipu, NZ
2006 – “Magic” international group exhibition at Estense Castle in Ferrara, ITALY
2006 – Mazda Artworks, The Hilton Auckland, NZ
2006 – “Artshowcase” Sofia featured artist, Auckland East Arts Council, Grace Joel, NZ
2006 – True Colours Charitable Trust Art Auction, NZ
2005 – Auckland East Arts Council Art Exhibition, NZ
2005 – Saint Kentigern School Parents and Friends Fundraising Event, NZ
2005 – “Different Places Different Faces”, 3 artist show, Lake House Gallery, Akl, NZ
2005 – Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane, NZ
2004 – NZ Runway, Fashion Week, Auckland viaduct, NZ
2004 – Grace Joel Exhibition, Auckland, NZ
2004 – Ronald McDonald House Charity Silent Auction, NZ