Warbirds and Wheels Collections » Visual Art Gallery
Warbirds & Wheels new art gallery will appeal to the creative buffs and will be displaying art from the Real Art Roadshow.
The Real Art Roadshow is the brainchild of Fiona Campbell, Rob McLeod and Gerald Barnett, three visionary art curators who had the idea of bringing real art to school students in geographically isolated or challenging locations throughout New Zealand. Prior to the Roadshow, many of these students had only encountered New Zealand art through textbooks and web images. Realising that it’s not always possible to bring the students to the art, the team had a eureka moment and decided to bring the art to the students!
The Real Art Roadshow aims to give students interested in art the opportunity to see the real thing; to be inspired, challenged and ‘wowed’ by the true scale, texture and colour of original artworks, no matter where they live or where they study.
The Roadshow has two collections, the Silver Collection and the Black Collection. The Silver Collection will be on the road visiting school children in the North Island, whilst the Black Collection is on display in the Warbirds & Wheels gallery until the end of 2013 when the collections will change over.
A number of artists have art in both the Silver & Black collections including Mark Braunias, Shane Cotton, Matthew Couper, Tony de Lautour, Don Driver, Neil Frazer, Patrick Hanly, Jeffery Harris, Paul Hartigan, Andrew McLeod, Rob McLeod, Richard McWhannell, Simon Ogden, Seung Yul Oh, Ruben Paterson, Don Pebbles, James Robinson, Dean Venrooy and Toss Wollaston.
For video interviews of the artists from the collection, please view here.