Tuesday, July 01, 2008

NZ Art Guild Collaborative Painting "Reach Out"

This amazing artwork was unveiled at the NZ Art Guild's annual members exhibition 'Make it Memorable'. It's going to be auctioned off on Trademe July 19th - 29th. 20% of the proceeds from the sale of the NZ Art Guild's collaborative project 'Reach Out' will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand which assists individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and realise their full potential.

88 artists contributed to "Reach Out" by creating one small individual artwork. They were provided with a small wooden panel and given a theme to paint to. The theme this year is 'On your mind' and interpretation of this was up to the artists.The artwork measures 1.3m x 1.5m. The overall image was kept secret, even from those participating in it, until tonight.

This year NZ Art Guild are selling limited edition prints and individual prints of Reach Out. $5 from every limited edition print sale is being donated to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

The print run is limited to 500 and all prints are numbered. They come un-mounted and are printed on archival quality art paper by specialist art printers. Prints are 380mm x 460mm in size and come with a certificate of authenticity. You can purchase prints for $85 each excl. postage.

Each of the 90 artworks that create Reach Out are available for purchase as individual prints. These are printed on photographic paper and come mounted on a black boxed wood frame ready to hang. They are 210mm x 150mm in size. You can select any of the 90 artworks and as many as you like. You can purchase these for $30 each excl. postage.
Prints of the artwork can also be purchased. Read about it at the NZ Art Guild's website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Art Sandra. Is it actually done by people with Mental Illness because I would certainly love to participate?

Love Barbara