Explore, learn and expand your creativity with Paragon Matter.
Our philosophy is to assist each student to develop by supporting their creativity and creative thinking in an encouraging way - to inspire them to enjoy learning about art through making and discussion. We offer classes or courses on:
■ Art Appreciation for Adults and Young People ■ Art Collecting ■ Art History and Theory for teenagers and adults ■ Art Tutoring for IB or NCEA students ■ Artist-led Talks for art groups, exhibition openings or corporate events ■ Guided Tours of galleries for individuals or groups ■ Practical Art tutoring for teenagers, young adults and adults of all skill levels
Evening, weekend or school holiday class or course times available.
We have extensive experience managing projects for public, private and corporate art collections and offer the following services:
■ Charity auction services, including auctioneering ■ Organisation and management of exhibitions and art events ■ Consultancy for galleries including business strategy, operational management and logistics ■ Consultancy for artists including mentoring, career development, proposal development, sourcing funding ■ Consultancy for art institutions including collection valuation, workshop development, course assessment
We have over 40 years combined experience valuing art and antiques and have appraised significant private collections, public gallery collections and museum collections throughout New Zealand. Jessica Pearless is a Property Institute Affiliate Member. Contact us if you are seeking:
■ Independent valuation of art for insurance purposes ■ Independent auction market appraisals ■ Post loss and matrimonial valuations
We offer advice to artists, creatives, arts organisations and arts business owners seeking to expand or develop their careers or businesses in the arts through our mentoring service.
This can include:
■ Advice on: potential career development, goal setting and tracking, strategy, studio critique, system management ■ Editorial services for exhibition proposals, curriculum vitae, artist statements, websites, portfolio development or funding applications
AM // PM is a tailored mentoring experience designed to assist New Zealand creatives reach their full capacity. Paragon Matter work with individuals, organisations and businesses to achieve goals within their creative endeavours. Whether for predetermined artistic projects, studio practice or professional development, we are here to offer constructive guidance and advice. Over the course of a year at regular one-on-one hourly sessions, Paragon Matter will work with you to bring accountability, validation - an expert perspective - to your goals as an artist or creative.
Enquire about artist mentoring services or AM // PM Programme
We are always excited to help realise new creative projects. If you are interested in commissioning an artwork for a private, public, or corporate gallery or architectural environment, we can assist with:
■ Developing specific artworks with New Zealand's leading artists in liaison with New Zealand's leading gallerists ■ Digital and multi-media installation ■ Large scale sculpture: indoor and outdoor ■ Painting ■ Photography
Our specialist knowledge includes the care, packing and freight of artworks of all mediums and scales. In collaboration with leading industry specialists we can assist with:
■ Art maintenance including sculpture cleaning and waxing ■ Art restoration ■ Art storage ■ Condition reports ■ Custom art crates ■ Custom display plinths ■ Engineer reports ■ Framing ■ International and national art freight
We have developed numerous significant exhibitions of New Zealand and international art over the last 40 years combined. We can assist with all aspects of exhibition development including:
■ Artist liaison ■ Art writing and editing ■ Exhibition conceptual development ■ Exhibition catalogue development ■ Exhibition management ■ Guided art tours and talks at exhibitions, art fairs and art destinations throughout New Zealand and internationally
Call for Proposals The Owhango Artist Residency (OAR) is situated in Owhango, Ruapehu District, National Park, New Zealand, a World Heritage Park. The Owhango Artist Residency is open to professional New Zealand creative practitioners, offering the selected artist an opportunity to reside in Owhango and undertake a specific artistic project.
The Owhango Summer Sculpture Show is located in the historical milling town of Owhango, bordering the Ohinetonga Reserve, next to the Tongiriro World Heritage National Park. The exhibition offers viewers the opportunity to view works of art in the unique environment of Owhango, close to New Zealand's most stunning scenery.
**Coming Soon** Expressions of Interest for the 2021 exhibition will be invited from 2020. Register your interest by signing up to our mailing list to receive updates.
- - - Inaugural Owhango Summer Sculpture Show 2019
Twenty leading New Zealand sculptors exhibited at the inaugural exhibition from 5 - 20 January 2019.
Opening: Saturday 5 January 2019, 2pm On view: 6 - 20 January 2019, 12 noon - 5pm daily
Generously supported by a Ruapehu District Creative Communities Creative New Zealand Grant, Resene and Dame Jenny Gibbs.
Private Treaty Sales
With over 40 years combined experience working within the primary and secondary art sales sector, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the art market and an extensive network of clients. We offer:
■ Art advisory service for private collectors, corporate and public collections or institutional collections ■ Discreet acquisition and deaccession of significant historical, modern and contemporary art and mid century design ■ Independent and confidential service