From time to time we are asked to participate in events and exhibitions. These might be craft markets, home shows, fundraising events and exhibitions or other art events. Below is a list of events we are scheduled to be involved with in the coming months. You can also stay updated with events by joining our mailing list or by liking us on Facebook.
Please note some of these events can change without notice due to weather or other circumstances. Seconds and Artists editions are made available at some events. Usually we try to have a mixture of Indoor and Outdoor pieces.
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Sarah C Art will have a selection of Indoor and Outdoor Artwork for sale. Usually some second grade artworks are offered - slight imperfections that are reduced to clear. Fabulous for home or bach. The market hosts nearly 100 stalls of every description filling the Memorial Hall Complex, and outside in more of an open air market. There will be Crafts, Farmers Produce, Fruit and Vegetables, Devonshire Teas Cafe, Sausage…Find out more »
Beach and Country Market Opportunity to purchase seconds and artists editions, indoor and outdoor artworks. Fabulous Christmas Shopping! Mangawhai Domain, 75 Moir Street, MangawhaiFind out more »
Wonderful chance to grab all your Christmas Shopping from Sarah C. Indoor and outdoor pieces. Artblocks from just $10 Great for family and friends living overseas! Showcasing an incredible line up of designers, makers and creatives from all over New Zealand with a focus on high quality and unique products. Lifestyle products, designer homewares, art, fashion, handmade toys + more! Location: ASB Showgrounds - Pavilion 3/4, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, Auckland…Find out more »
It’s not art – but there is an art to it
BY SARAH C
So we have agreed to take part in the Mangawhai Garden Ramble this year. It's with some trepidation that we welcome all manner of gardeners, lookers and wanderers into our garden.
Sure, folks come in all the time to look at the Sarah C Gallery and explore the artworks scattered around the front garden, but this is waaay more epic!
Suddenly I'm looking at our two acre area through quite different eyes. This needs weeding, that could do with pruning. Has that died or does it just look like that in winter? I'm composing lists, looking through last year’s photos trying to recall how the garden will actually look come November. Are the hydrangeas flowering by then, will that lawn recover after the frosts?
We know not everyone will love our landscaped rooms. We were blown away and "totally wowed" last year with the glorious gardens we viewed. We knew how many hours of work and how much money went into getting them looking fabulous. Of course it’s not a competition, it's just a bit a fun… a great way to raise money for the next Mangawhai generation.
The proper gardeners will probably question why we planted this so close to that. You know, the one with the fluffy green leaves and that one that's got spikey prongs that jab into you when you're mowing the lawn. Or why we haven't attended to a particular area, sown a particular grass or chosen a different garden edging.
Neither of us are gardeners. Don't get me wrong we love buying plants. But they do sit in the potting area for a good three months before they're transported into the ground. Good intentions often get shuffled aside as another project pops up or – and this is a good one – one of us will say “It's way too hot (or cold) to plant that now."
By the time we have got the spade, compost, water, wheelbarrow, stopped Bella from eating the blood and bone out of the bag and are ready to actually plant, we are asking ourselves: How big does that get again? Does it like the shade? Does it lose it’s leaves in winter? What do I plant in the vegie garden so it at least looks palatable come November? Will courgette plants survive a frost if we get another one? What about tomatoes – what variety, beef steak, tiny toms? Rocket, lettuce – good grief, what variety of lettuce?
Ohhh well, if nothing else it will motivate us to get some projects completed. Like this fish pond that we've been tackling on and off for the past seven years. The plans and concept drawings have changed, and then changed again over that time. The latest idea is a Japanese theme, although that's probably only since we saw that cool photo on Pinterest. Thankfully the fish seem happy.
The game plan at this point, is to tackle small areas and get them sorted. If we look at the whole elephant it's just too big a mouthful. Anyway it’s only just September. Three months to go, plenty of time. Yeah right... .Find out more »
The Expo brings together around 90 leading local and national suppliers of relevant products and services across four broad themes: marine, sports, leisure and outdoor spaces. Located outdoors at Kennedy Park, Pauanui, the Expo provides an open and relaxed environment for suppliers to promote, demonstrate, market and sell their products and/or services.Find out more »