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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....

July 19, 2016

Oh what a difference a frame makes! Tip for artists and collectors...

I'm feeling very lucky to be surrounded by teams of people who give my art an amplified voice and take it to the world.  Just got this baby "Aoraki Gold" back from Homestead Picture Framers. ...

April 8, 2016

Braided River Awareness & Fundraising Art Auction in Christchurch

This image is a detail of one of my works to be auctioned "Aoraki Gold" featuring an ornately detailed Kaki (Black Stilt bird) wading in Lake Pukaki with Aoraki Mt Cook in the background. ...

April 6, 2016

Nelson Billboard Project in The New Zealand Artist Magazine

Wow fantastic to see this generous four-page spread in the Jan/Feb 2016 New Zealand Artist Magazine on our billboard project that we did in September last year for the Nelson Arts Festival. ...

March 4, 2016

Live Painting collaboration at Nelson Arts Festival with 5 artists

What a fantastic experience it has been with the Nelson Arts Festival this October. Thank you so much for flying me down to Nelson for two weeks to paint my heart out....

October 29, 2015

Season of the birds - 2 new paintings in Queenstown

It's definitely reached us - it's Spring in New Zealand and after abnormal late winter snow flurries in supposedly sub-tropical Auckland, the first rays of sun are warming our cheeks....

October 13, 2015

Getting ready for an arts festival overload in October...

Been looking forward to this for ages - I'm being flown down to the 2015 Nelson Arts Festival and Queenstown Jazz Fest this October to do live public art painting demonstrations for both. ...

September 23, 2015

New Landscape Oil Painting "Aoraki" by Sofia Minson

This new oil painting "Aoraki" measures just over 2 metres high x 1 metre wide. The snow-covered Mt Cook scene was inspired by the land, myths and history of Aotearoa....

August 21, 2015

Landscape Art Exhibition opening at Bryce Gallery in Christchurch

It's time to VISIT BRYCE GALLERY at the corner of Riccarton Rd and Paeroa St in Christchurch because something special will be taking place from this Wednesday 19th August....

August 17, 2015

New Artwork for The Big Egg Hunt NZ - Huia and the Twelve Heavens

The hunt begins!  The 2015 Big Egg Hunt is here in New Zealand for the second year in a row in support of the Starship Foundation and I've created a brand new artwork for the event....

March 16, 2015

Parnell Gallery Christmas Art Exhibition Summer 2014

This year I've got six brand new paintings in the Parnell Gallery Christmas Exhibition, which showcases works by 17 New Zealand artists and opens to the public on the 29th of  November....

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