From President

This year’s Splash will take place in November. Once again it will be a joint exhibition with the Wellington Potters’ Association.

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s guest artist is Alfred Memelink. Alfred, one of the thirty artists featured in Denis Robinson’s book New Zealand in Watercolour, has made an enormous contribution to Watercolour New Zealand over the years. We look forward to seeing his paintings which he is currently completing in his time off duty on board the research vessel Tangaroa somewhere off the West Coast.

Entry forms, terms and conditions and courier forms for Splash are included with this newsletter.
  • Wednesday 31 Oct Closing date for Splash 2018 entry forms
  • Sunday 11 Nov Receiving day for submissions for local artists 11am–2pm
  • Monday 12 Nov Delivery day for couriered entries 10am–4pm
  • Thursday 15 Nov Splash 2018 Opening
  • 16 Nov - 1 Dec Splash 2018 exhibition season
  • Sunday 2 Dec Collection of unsold paintings 11am–12.30pm
If you can help us with the set-up from 11 November to 15 November, or the take-down on Sunday 2
December, or with minding the exhibition, then we would love to hear from you.

Because venue hire charges have increased by nearly sixty percent, we have had to increase the entry fee to $15 per painting. This still compares very favourably with entry fees for comparable exhibitions in the Wellington area.

This year we are introducing a new category for small paintings. We hope these will prove popular with buyers. The size of these paintings (width times height, excluding frame and mat) must not exceed 200 square centimetres. The entry fee for small works is $7.50 per painting. In addition to three larger paintings, you may enter up to two small paintings.

Lastly, we would like to thank our retiring patron, Nancy Tichborne, for her outstanding contribution during her twelve years as patron of WNZ. As a keen fly fisherman, I was an avid collector of Nancy’s fly fishing calendars and her book, Anglers’ Paradise. We extend a warm welcome to our new patron, Adrienne Pavelka, who has been such a strong supporter of WNZ over many years. I’m a great admirer of Adrienne and her work - I own six of her paintings- and am sure she will be a fine representative for Watercolour New Zealand.

John Toft
President, Watercolour New Zealand Inc.

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