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The World of Sculptures Revealed to Art Lovers

BY Georgie Stayches | 15-Jan-2013
Sculpture and art enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice at the International Sculpture Symposium to be held in New Zealand from 10th – 16th February 2013.
Date: 10th – 16th February 2013
Web: www.avecpleasure.com.au
EMail: mcgravie@netspace.net.au
Call: 03 9824 6907

Sculpture and art enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice at the International Sculpture Symposium to be held in New Zealand from 10th – 16th February 2013. Art Consultant Anne McGravie-Wright, from Avec Pleasure Art Tours, is leading a personalised tour that will inform and unlock the secrets of an impressive selection of World class sculptures installed in several private gardens in the breathtaking areas surrounding Auckland, New Zealand. Joining forces with the International Sculpture Centre (ISC), Avec Pleasure Art Tours will inspire the novice and further inform the avid art collector in the area of Contemporary Sculpture practice. The tour will take in some of New Zealand’s exclusive outdoor sculpture installations including Gibbs Farm, Zealandia Sculpture Garden and Waiheke Island. Avec Pleasure tour participants will have the flexibility to design their own personalised itinerary and choose what level of involvement they wish to have with the Symposium program.

“We are thrilled to provide a tour to this Sculpture Symposium which will allow art and sculpture lovers the chance to not only witness some amazing works but also hear the secrets behind the sculptures from internationally acclaimed sculptors as well as symposium panels. It is the first time this Symposium has been so close to Australia and it is an exclusive opportunity not to be missed!” Ms McGravie-Wright explains. “The beauty of the Symposium is that it can be enjoyed by both art connoisseurs and just lovers of art.” Ms McGravie-Wright continues. “You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy this symposium. This tour is perfect for anyone who is interested in or appreciates the beauty of sculptures.”

Avec Pleasure Art Tours, founded by Ms McGravie-Wright, provides a total package, tailoring individual art & cultural itineraries that combine custom fitted tours to local artist studios lectures that enhance the keen art collector’s experience. Ms McGravie-Wright provides introductions to the local scene for the unexperienced as well as the avid collector. “The Avec Pleasure experience will expand your knowledge of contemporary art practice, inspire you if you are an educator, and possibly even allow you to discover the artist within,” Ms. McGravie-Wright continues.

Ms. McGravie-Wright has lived and worked in Australia since 1981 and has worked as a Paper Conservator and Exhibitions Conservator for the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) as well as the State Library of Victoria (SLV) in Melbourne. On moving to Perth WA in 1991, Ms. McGravie-Wright ran her private Conservation service, consulting for the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) state collections, the private collection of Kerry Stokes, the Wesfarmers collection, the University of WA (UWA) and the Holmes a Court Collection. In 2009, Avec Pleasure was born and Australians given the opportunity to tour some of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs with the expertise of Anne McGravie-Wright exclusively available to them.

Upcoming tours planned for 2013, include the Art Basel Hong Kong, 23 – 26th May; the newly established Art International Istanbul 14 -17th September; and in October is keen to add new tours to the London ‘Frieze’ Art Fair and the Parisian FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair.

For more information or to book your tour today, visit www.avecpleasure.com.au, email mcgravie@netspace.net.au or speak directly with staff at Avec Pleasure by calling + 61 (0)3 9824 6907.