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October 7 - 25 Gala opening Saturday October 7th at 3pm
Please join us at the beginning of mental health awareness week for an exhibition of diverse and original artwork by NZ artists in support of Mike King's Key to Life Charitable Trust. Help us create an atmosphere of energy and positivity on opening night as we engage with performances by established and emerging NZ poets and musicians. All artworks on display will be a part of the fundraiser, including many new pieces created especially for this exhibition. 15% of all work sold will go to the charity. Several pieces will be donated exclusively through a silent auction. Scroll down to view some of the artists participating

Joanna and Mike King will be at the opening and Mike will MC the event.
With a special guest performance from rising Niuean singer/songwriter star Tommy Nee
and poetry performances from Michele Leggott, Annette Docking, Serie Barford, Katea Duff,
Michelle Chote, Cole Meyers.......

The current “harden up, stay staunch and let’s not talk about it” attitude towards anyone with a mental illness or who is having thoughts of suicide is a major part of the problem. We also believe that without positive attitudinal societal change that the 547 New Zealanders who completed suicide in 2012 will be joined by a similar number this year. These figures can no longer be ignored or swept under the carpet by those who champion the ‘stay silent on suicide’ mantra currently in effect in Aotearoa.The fact that 3 families lose someone to suicide every 2 days in a country described by many as ‘gods own’ proves how ineffective this strategy has become. Our response to this insidious silent epidemic comes from the real experts on suicide. These are the people who have lost someone to suicide or who have attempted suicide themselves and they are all saying the same thing.
To find out more about Key to Life Trust, visit their website at
The following artists and performers will be participating.....

The opening was a huge sucess! However this would not have been possible without the generous support of the following people who gave so much. With our hearfelt thanks to.....
Graeme Bethell from The Picture Framing Company in Kumeu
Kirsty Nixon
Neil Adcock from Neil Adcock Jewellery Design
Goina Thedinga from
Sarah Adams from Paper Boy magazine Bauer Media Group
Rob Drent from The Devonport Flagstaff
Robert Hehewerth from Eco Foods NZ
The Takapuna Rockshop
Nicky Thompson, Michelle Jones Photography, Judith Walker, April Geers
The awesome poetry of Michele Leggott, Anni Docking, Ria Masae, Serie Barford, Cole Meyers, Katea Duff,
Michelle Chote and April Geers
And the beautiful sounds from Tommy Nee.
And finally a big thank you to our MC Mike King from Key to Life Trust.

Artists participating (click on the picture to visit their page)

Chrsitian Nicolson nz pop artist
Merle Bishop nz fine art, spot the dog
  Rosemary Eagles NZ abstract artist, gold paintings
Christian Nicolson
Merle Bishop
Rosemary Eagles
Nicola Thompson nz fine art   Bill Hayes nz ceramic and bronze sculptor  
Liam Downes nz expressionist artist
Nicola Thompson
Bill Hayes
Liam Downes
Joe Kemp nz maori carver and sculptor
Graham Downs nz fine art landscapes
Kirsty Nixon nz flax and landscape art
Joe Kemp
Graham Downs
Kirsty Nixon
Craig Platt nz bird art
Steve Molloy wood sculptor
Sean Crawford nz steel and metal artist and sculptor
Craig Platt
Steve Molloy
Sean Crawford
David Jones NZ portrait artist
Carl Foster nz abstract art
Dean Raybould environmental artist
David Jones
Carl Foster
Dean Raybould
anna korver marble sculptor
  Mark Dimock nz cooper and brass art  
Bronwyn Menhinick nz charcoal and pastel artist
Anna Korver
Mark Dimock
Bronwyn Menhinick
Beartice Carlson nz new media artist, perspex  
Michelle Jones Photography
  Esther Deans nz portrait artist
Beatrice Carlson
Michelle Jones Photography
Esther Deans
Rosemary Parcell nz fine art horse paintings   John Allen nz fine art wood sculptor, puriri   Raymond Jennings nz fine art bach paintings
Rosemary Parcell
John Allen
Raymond Jennings
Brendan Adams nz ceramic artworks and sculptures   Michelle Durrant nz award winning fine art photography   Jonathan Bourla fine art photography
Brendan Adams
Michelle Durrant
Jonathan Bourla
Jayne Thomas nz encaustic and oil art
  Sheila Brown nz bird fine art paintings, acrylic   Lucy Bucknall nz cast bronze art, sculptor
Jayne Thomas
Sheila Brown
Lucy Bucknall
    Rene Baxalle wooden carving and weaving    
Rene Baxalle

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