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Celebrating the beauty and meaning of birds in art

What is it about birds that resonate so deeply with us? For Sofia Minson, birds feature significantly in her work. They are messengers that soar into her paintings carrying life lessons and wisdom....

October 15, 2019

Awakening a new paradigm – with three spiritual entities

“Ruru” lifts the veil between separated realms – physical and astral, man and nature, individual and collective. It awakens a yearning to be in relationship with Papatūānuku (Earth Mother)....

October 9, 2019

The power of portraits - what inspired the 'Goldie' wall?

What inspired the Goldie wall?...

September 25, 2019

Art & Soul: Sofia Minson is Your Home & Garden’s 'Women We Love'

Recognised as an inspirational Kiwi woman making waves in the art scene, Sofia Minson talks to Your Home & Garden magazine for their latest Women We Love feature. ...

September 9, 2019

An insider's guide to canvas prints - value, impact and connection

Preserve your print and create a family heirloom...

June 18, 2019

Announcing my latest artwork - “Blessing the Pharaoh”

In theory, the human mind works in two separate dimensions, as in, we experience left and right brain ways of thinking. Logical, and methodical, or creative and imaginative....

May 10, 2019

Blessing the Pharaoh - A short film following Sofia's creative journey

In this short film we glimpse Sofia's process as she creates "Blessing the Pharaoh." How does this ancient alchemical knowledge relate to us across cultures in our world today?...

May 10, 2019

Art from an interior design perspective - an interview with Jilly Greene

Art has the power to transform a room. It can command attention as a dramatic focal point, or it can gently complement the mood and style of the space.  ...

April 2, 2019

Drawing inspiration from the separation story of Earth and Sky

Māori myths of creation are powerful stories, rich with symbols that can remind us of the mystical and meaningful in our everyday lives....

February 28, 2019

An artistic frame of mind - framing as the window to the soul of an artwork

A closer look at the art of framing In the showcasing and appreciation of a work of art, the creativity and care taken to frame it is often overlooked....

December 19, 2018

Creation Myth: Exploring Te Kore, Te Pō and Te Ao in Māori art

Māori mythology has been a continual source of inspiration in my Māori art and Māori portraits. The myths of creation have been particularly important....

October 24, 2018

"Past and Present" Exhibition at 12 Gallery Auckland on 12th July

All are welcome to my new exhibition "Past and Present."  Join us for some original art and a glass of wine on... Thursday 12th July 5:30 - 8:00pm 12 Gallery 9D Vernon St Auckland CBD...

July 1, 2018

Celebrate Matariki with a new art collection at Te Papa on Fri 15 June

I'm so honoured to have my art represented by the retail gallery of the most prestigious art institute in New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa - in Wellington....

April 20, 2018

Howick and Pakuranga Times article - Art a reflection of self

Thank you Howick & Pakuranga Times for the coverage of my current Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition on pg 11 of the paper, have a read here......

June 15, 2017

Maori Television's news show Te Kaea on Sofia Minson's solo exhibition

Have a watch of Maori Television's news show Te Kaea, which featured my solo art exhibition "Sacred Mirrors" at Parnell Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, 13 - 27 June 2017......

June 15, 2017

Sacred Mirrors exhibition "seeing qualities in our nature reflecting back”

Minson hopes that “we see qualities in our own nature reflecting back to us” in her Sacred Mirrors solo exhibition series, displayed at Auckland's Parnell Gallery in June 2017....

June 13, 2017

3 years to paint Maori oil portrait and New Zealand landscape diptych

There are some pieces in an artist’s life that have particular gravitas, that are particularly challenging to give birth to, and when they are finally complete, you feel the need to celebrate!...

April 11, 2017

Anti-Heroin Chic interviews artist Sofia about life and creativity

Hey guys!  Recently James Diaz from Anti-Heroin Chic interviewed me about my art, life and creative process and I thought I'd share the conversation with you here......

April 5, 2017

Maori Art tells the story of cultures colliding in New Zealand parliament

This portrait of my Ngati Porou great-grandmother "Matire Te Horowai" wearing traditional Victorian dress and moko kauae (chin tattoo) speaks volumes about our cultural history....

February 7, 2017

Orakei School children collaborate with Sofia Minson on new artwork

2016 has been another great year doing a collaborative artwork with the children at Orakei School. This will be my 4th time participating and I always have such a blast....

November 4, 2016

Jazz Meets Art - Programme of Events for Queenstown Jazzfest

Here's the rundown of where and when I'll be painting to live Jazz music this weekend from Friday 21st - Monday 24th October in Queenstown for "Jazz meets Art"...

October 17, 2016

Live Painting and Art Exhibition at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016

2015 Jazzfest was such a blast, so the streets and parks of Queenstown will once again be the sights of live painting demos at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016! ...

October 13, 2016

60+ top contemporary NZ artworks on auction for new public sculpture

"Sometimes it's up to artists to help other artists, so they can help the community" says Sofia Minson about this unique fundraiser for a new public sculpture in Masterton....

August 22, 2016

Radio NZ Interview on our upcoming Ponsonby exhibition

Great to listen to this Radio New Zealand National interview with Lyn Riesterer and Barbara Dempsey from Opotiki district council, artist Te Mete and Echo Janman from Studio One Toi Tu....

July 22, 2016

Studio One in Ponsonby launches The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition

"Mana Wahine" is 1 of 5 new original paintings by Sofia Minson that will be on show at The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 26 July onwards at Number 1 Ponsonby Rd....

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