Last night we attended The New Zealand Art Guild Member's Exhibition at Takapuna's Bruce Mason Theatre. Along with member's exhibiting some of their work, 88 artists contributed to Reach Out. They were provided with a small wooden panel and given a theme to paint. The theme this year was On Your Mind and interpretation of the theme was entirely up to the artist. When all of these individual artworks are combined, they create an overall image. The overall image of the collaborative artwork is kept secret, even from those participating in it, until the unveiling of the artwork, last night, at the opening of the NZ Art Guild annual exhibition.
The artwork will be auctioned on Trade Me with proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. The show closes on the 30th of July, so check it out if you can.