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Great Barrier, photo courtesy of Auckland Tourism


Cheltenham Beach, photo courtesy of Auckland Tourism


Auckland Museum, photo courtesy of Auckland Tourism


"Domain, Ataahua" from "Shelter Belts, Drawings from New Zealand, 2005" by Chris Grubbs






American Society of Architectural Illustrators
Conference 2009


Architecture in Perpsective 24 - Miami



Program Outline

Not long now to the first offshore conference of AAAi in 2006 that is taking place just outside of Auckland, New Zealand, starting on Thursday evening 30th March, through to Sunday afternoon 2nd April.

The program includes a variety of interesting speakers, artists and activities, and features keynote speaker Sir Miles Warren and workshop presenter Christopher Grubbs. Chris will be showing his beautiful graphite sketches of the New Zealand landscape, a stunning collection of works composed during a sabbatical in New Zealand last year. Sir Miles Warren is an extraordinary architect, who has exemplified the New Zealand building style with his exquisite watercolour perspectives for more than 50 years.

For the now-traditional auction at the Saturday evening dinner, there will be plenty of time to produce artwork of your own style to contribute to this fun and memorable event.

Another highlight will be the informal tour on Sunday to visit art galleries in areas of interest in Auckland city and the North Shore, punctuated with views from the top of some of Auckland’s fifty volcanic cones. This spectacular scenery will be followed by lunch at Lake Pupuke to conclude the conference. Some NZ members have also kindly offered to open their studios for an informal visit after the conference, so make your acquaintances during the conference for visiting in the afternoon.

The venue will be the Lake House Art Centre in central Takapuna (on Auckland’s North Shore) which is the focus for the local art community. The relaxed atmosphere of this restored colonial villa sets the tone for an enjoyable and fascinating event. Lunches and refreshments will be provided at this venue along with an exhibition of New Zealand’s perspective art.

Delegates should bring sketching / painting equipment and folios or examples of their own work. It is always interesting to interact with colleagues and there will be the additional interest in comparing the New Zealand and Australian styles.

Holding this conference outside of Australia will be an important first for AAAi, a precedent set by America’s ASAI when they held their 2002 conference in Brisbane.

‘The New Zealand Perspective’ will showcase not only New Zealand as a country to visit , but will reinforce that the New Zealand practitioners are part of the international network, eager to meet and exchange, contribute and learn.

The gathering of old friends and meeting of new in the common interest of furthering our art is the aim of AAAI 2006.

Neil Coleman


AAAI committee member and Auckland resident, Neil Coleman, is a regular attendee at AAAI and ASAI conferences.

For further information
Contact:
Neil Coleman
97 Hadfield St
Beachhaven
Auckland, 1310
New Zealand

Phone 0011 649 483 5018
Fax 0011 649 483 3018
Email neil@asap.net.nz


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