Opening Night

Harcourts Art-X will kick off on Friday 21 June at 6pm with our Opening Night Gala at Napier Municipal Theatre.

The Opening Night Gala opening has become a “not to be missed” event on the Hawke’s Bay calendar. This year we will be exhibiting over 200 original paintings for 70 artists from across New Zealand. The Opening Night Gala provides ticketholders an opportunity for a first look and purchase ahead of the opening of the event to the general public.

New for 2019 is the live auction of a premium painting by a Harcourts auctioneer during the Opening Night Gala. This exciting part of the night will give the audience the opportunity to secure a distinctive work of art for their collection.

Selected wines, light refreshments and gourmet finger-food will be served, sponsored by Linden Estate Wines and the Napier Municipal Theatre. Background music will complement the evening and there will be 3 lucky draws for a pack of premium Linden Estate wines.

This year’s event will be open daily to the general public from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 30 June.

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Opening Night Gala Auction Premium Painting

New for 2019 is the live auction of a premium painting by a Harcourts auctioneer during the Opening Night Gala. This exciting part of the night will give the audience the opportunity to secure a distinctive work of art for their collection.

Auction Piece – “Sink or swim, I’m diving in!” by Bari Duncan

Born and still residing in Hawkes Bay, Bari Duncan is one of New Zealand’s top seascape artists having 30 years painting experience.  In past years Bari has had many successful exhibitions and commissioned works worldwide.

She has been profiled in numerous national and international art magazines and remains passionate about her work.  She is totally self-taught and says she continues to improve with each painting and is on a constant learning journey with a long and exciting road ahead.


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Searle
EIT
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Conroys
Redshaw
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New World
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