Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rugby Art and Auckland Art by Rowan Forbes

Our 'Pop-up' store is full of some gorgeous pieces of art. Included is a selection of Rugby Art by Auckland artist, print maker and sculptor Rowan Forbes. His original art includes a piece names 'Haka' (no prizes for guessing the subject of that one), but he has captured the energy of that time honoured tradition. The fiercely contested matches between Australia and New Zealand teams are depicted in a larger piece, 'Try Time'.
European rugby fans will love the smaller painting in our window called 'England vs Italy'. These are one off original paintings, available for just a few weeks via our pop-up store, and would make a truly special reminder of time spent in Auckland during the Rugby World Cup.



Rowan's bold use of colour has also been put to superb effect in his prints  which show 'Auckland - City of Sails' in full colour regatta. His depiction of New Zealand crams all the memories of a trip around NZ into one colourful poster, and is a fantastic momento for any child's bedroom.


You will find our mini rugby art gallery at 2 Queen St,  (between the Britomart Train Station and the RWC Fan Base until October 23rd. After that we are back to  our online home base, www.newzealandshowcase.com.