Thursday 7th November at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Viewing starts at 5:00pm, including food, drinks and entertainment

Auction commences from 6:30pm and closes by 9:00pm

BUY TICKETS QUICK AS THEY ARE SELLING OUT FAST!!!!

Almost 20% of the funds vital to Pablos survival are raised through our Annual Art Auction.  Now in its 25th year it is an established event in the Wellington Arts Calendar. The event itself is a significant factor for Pablos artists wellbeing as it provides opportunities for story-telling, cementing artistic identity, reconnecting with the community and building self-esteem through the pride/value of artworks. Every year we auction approximately 100 works, half from the wonderful artists at Pablos and half from artists all over New Zealand and beyond. This years contributing external artists include: Dick Frizzell, Nigel Brown, Basia Smolnicki, Matt Gauldie, Jane Blackmore, Gail Gauldie, Juliet Best, Vincent Duncan, Gavin Chilcott, Rieko Woodford-Robinson, Grant Corbishley, Maxine Edwards, Hannah Salmon, Aaron Frater and Sam Broad, to name just a few.

Pablos has introduced innovative and inclusive workshops in 2019. Negin, our art therapy student, facilitates group called ‘Art is Healing’, which provides a space to explore using different art tools designed to assist in supporting well-being. It has maintained a safe place to explore inner worlds with focus on creative process rather than end product.

Art with Vision is a group created in collaboration with the Blind Foundation. The intention for this group is to provide accessible tactile art for all including those who may be vision impaired. It is a sensory form of art tuition facilitated by tutor Matt and informed by the support and wisdom of Mary Fischer (from the Blind Foundation).

We are very thankful to Kaibosh who are providing food packages on a Tuesday morning. The donated food from Kaibosh serves two primary purposes for the artists at Pablos, to provide sustenance during the day for people who may not be able to afford a nourishing lunch and to provide small parcels of food for artists to take home to cook for themselves. This kind of service helps not only with the physical wellbeing but also the mental well-being of our artists, enabling healthy eating habits and healthy minds through supportive resources.

Pablos is happy to announce that we have secured new premises. We will be moving our studio in December to the ground floor of 118 Tory St, Te Aro, ready for artists to attend January 2020. The new studio space will be disability accessible and have gender neutral toilet facilities. As our new premises require Roar Gallery to be separate, we have secured a fantastic new location and will be relocating in November to Left Bank, off Cuba St, where we expect to increase our exposure providing the opportunity to share the stories and work of Pablos artists with the wider community.