Events


AEAC members enjoy a strong relationship with the St. Heliers Library and a month by month exhibition is arranged for various member’s work to be displayed on the back wall of the library for the community to view.

Each year AEAC organises various exhibitions for its members to display their artwork to the public.
A ‘Cash n Carryexhibition is held in the summer months of February or March each year and attracts many visitors to view and purchase works. This event is open Free to the public on the Saturday and Sunday.

Since 2004, AEAC has been invited each year by Ryman Healthcare to mount an annual exhibition, ARTSHOW CASE at the Grace Joel Retirement Village, at St. Heliers Bay Rd.
This exhibition is always held to coincide with the weekend of Mothers Day celebrations and is a real draw-card for visitors to the village, as well as residents, their families and the village staff.

The Artshowcase is a ‘members only’ exhibition and includes a featured artist, someone whose work has caught the attention of the organisers. The Opening night is a very social occasion, the Guest Speakers have included notable people in the art world as well as civic dignitaries, and the evening is attended by residents, exhibiting artists and local business owners etc. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of work at this exhibition is donated to a selected Charity.
During the Opening and Preview of the Artshowcase, a ‘Peoples Choice’ competition of the most popular artworks, is voted by those attending the Friday night preview with prizes awarded and the winners Rosettes displayed during the exhibition. This event is open Free to the public to view the works on the Saturday and Sunday.

ANNUAL MERIT AWARDS

Each year the Annual Merit Awards Exhibition of member’s work is organised. This event is usually held in October and includes various categories, such as small works, portraiture, as well as general sized work, with independent judges and prizes being awarded for the winners of each category.
This event is open Free to the public to view the works on the Saturday and Sunday.

EASEL DISPLAYS

During the summer months, members who are interested often get together at various sites such as Mission Bay’s Selwyn Reserve, St. Thomas Church grounds, St. Heliers Bay Beach front and Vellenoweth Green to display their work to the public.

 

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