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David Trubridge Is Wine Auction Artist

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Organisers of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious wine auction are thrilled to have secured the talents of famous international designer David Trubridge as the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction event artist for 2018.

The art work will be displayed at the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition event for the five days leading up to this year’s Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction on Saturday 10th November.

David is well known for his amazing lights, but he is also an internationally recognised designer for stand-alone sculpture and art pieces large and small.

With a design team of six all projects are developed collaboratively. Most recently David Trubridge saw completion of a variety of work including Rotorua Redwoods Nightlight entry platform, Rotorua Library (Table, Tree and Tawhaki panelling) and Manukau Transport Hub Auckland (two large (6m) suspended kite sculptures), all with varied budgets from $50k to $110k.

David Trubridge says, “I am very pleased to contribute to such a worthy charity, through involvement with Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction and Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition. My art piece currently has a working title ‘The Network of Life’ and is an evolving design I have in my mind. I will work on the design and creation over the coming months and look forward to sharing the piece in its completion later in the year.”

Julie Russell, Wildflower organiser says “The partnership between Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition and Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction makes sense, we all have the same goal – to contribute all we can to Cranford Hospice.”

“We are delighted to have such a highly regarded and talented Hawke’s Bay designer as the 2018 artist and we are excited to be working with David and his team throughout this year.” said Elisha Milmine, Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction – Event Manager.

Forty-two of Hawke’s Bay’s talented winegrowers have committed their skills to producing yet again, some outstanding, unique blends, for the Auction. Milmine says “the winegrowing community has had another bumper wine harvest and we are looking forward to some really exceptional wines on offer in November.”

The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction Sponsor Partnership Programme is very fortunate to have the on-going support of some truly wonderful businesses for which we are very grateful.

WineWorks enters into its 4th year as the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction Principal Sponsor, the generous contribution and constant support that Tim Nowell-Usticke and his Plant Manager, Steve White have shown has enabled the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction team to branch out and add new elements to the event each year.

Project Manager, Annabel Tapley-Smith says “the line-up of regional and national sponsors involved in our Sponsor Partnership Programme, coupled with our winegrowers and other Hawke’s Bay businesses that support the event will make for an exciting year of planning and working together.”

WineWorks Hawkes Bay Plant Manager, Steve White said, “WineWorks are pleased to continue contributing to Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, for Cranford Hospice patients in their time of need.”

Event tickets will go on sale 2nd July and absentee bidding is also available.

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Posted: 16 April 2018

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