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Give Art this Christmas!

Summer is coming, and as everyone knows, summer goes hand in hand with Christmas.
The approach of Christmas at Northart means one sure thing: Northart’s The pre-Christmas $100 (or less) Show, the biggest and brightest show on the North Shore’s exhibition calendar!  

Artists began bringing work into the gallery in early November, and the excitement down here at Northart was at fever pitch by the time of the opening on December 1st.  Dozens and dozens, if not hundreds, of pieces have been purchased since then and already taken from the gallery – maybe already wrapped ready to delight a recipient on Christmas morning.  
However, because displays are replenished and replaced as needed – certainly daily, sometimes hourly – the level of excitement and interest is kept high throughout the show. New and different works by featured artists, as well as new works by new artists, are put into the show all the time. Some would say the best is yet to come!  
When we claim that the show is the biggest of our year, we mean just that:  there are literally hundreds of works on display, all available for sale, all for $100 or less. The variety is huge: Whether you are looking for gifts for a man or a woman, adult or child, someone who is fussy or someone who is happy with whatever they are given, there is something for everyone!  From practical brightly glazed bowls, plates and vases to frivolous and fun jewellery, crocheted embellished brooches, beaded necklaces and silver earrings, bright and colourful toys to mysterious spider paintings, cool and funky bags knitted from recycled plastic bags to businesslike handmade laptop bags. The ever-changing kaleidoscopic display will titillate your eyes – and tempt your wallet.  
The exhibition goes right up until the day that Northart closes for the summer break at 6pm on the 21st of December, so when we say that you can pop in and get all your last-minute Christmas gifts, we really mean it! Come in, and treat your friends, family or yourself, with that special Christmas gift. It is a ‘cash and carry’ show (cash, Eftpos, Visa and Mastercard accepted), so once you have selected, take it away with you. Northart will close for the Christmas/New Year break on 22 December, re-opening 15 January (with an exhibition of painting by Northart members).  2012 has been a great year for Northart, and our line-up of shows and arts events for 2013 suggests next year is going to be even better.  
Have a safe and happy festive season filled with “tidings of comfort and joy,” as the carol says.  

Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street,
Northcote Shopping Centre
Phone 09 480 9633

Northart is supported by Auckland Council and the
Birkenhead Licensing Trust and is open 10am – 4pm daily, evening viewings by arrangement. Admission is free.

by Channel Editorial