Lions looking for artists to participate in major art exhibition

27 Apr 2021

The Lions Club of Whitianga is looking for artists to participate in a major art exhibition they are planning for Queen’s Birthday Weekend this year.

“The exhibition will be held in the Whitianga Town Hall,” says Lions president, Ian Robbie. “We will be doing all the leg work, including setting up and packing down, organising the catalogue detailing all the artworks and processing the sales. All the artworks on display will be for sale. The Lions will receive part of every sale price as commission. All the money we raise through the exhibition will be funneled back into the community through other projects we support.”

The Whitianga Art group is already onboard with the exhibition and several members of the Mercury Bay Art Escape have indicated that they are keen to be involved.

“We expect a lot of people in Whitianga over Queen’s Birthday Weekend,” says Ian. “It will be a great opportunity for local artists to have their artworks available to a large audience right in the heart of Whitianga.”

The exhibition will be formally opened on Friday evening, 4 June with public viewing days on Saturday 5 and Sunday, 6 June.

Artists interested in participating can email the Whitianga Lions at whitiangalions@gmail.com. Details of all artworks forming part of the exhibition will have to be with the Lions no later than Saturday, 15 May for inclusion in the exhibition catalogue.

Pictured: Ian and Jenny Cotterell, a Whitianga Art Group member who will participate in the exhibition.