Young Artist Foundation and International Artist Residency hosted 10 award winning artists and their work in August 2018 in HUS gallery space. SHOWING NAME: STONES FROM OTHER MOUNTAINS
August 14 to August 24. 2018
This year YAF has invited 10 young Chinese talented artists who are all the 2017 award-winning artists from more than 100 fine art academies in China. An exhibition will be on display at HUS Farm from August 15 2018.
We will be hosting a display in our gallery space with our partner McCahon House
We have just built a new 6 by 6 meter dock with a wedding arch on the bottom pond. The forest back drop and water connection is stunning. Coming soon is the all weather guest area in the paddock. This will allow seating and or standing.
To increase the connivence of our guests we have built a new parking area in the bottom paddock. It will accomodate approximately 45 TO 50 cars and the weight of coaches with direct access up to the residence.
Our first wedding was held on Saturday March 25, 2018. The lovely couple stayed on Friday night and helped the setup with Bex from Belo Productions. Saturday the rain came so quick thinking had the couple get married in the marquee. The rain cleared for a brilliant festive evening. Could not be happier that apart from the rain the evening was a great success. The wedding party stayed the night of and did a great job cleaning up. Looking forward to our next wedding.
Dress rehearsals at the bottom pond.
YOUNG ARTISTS FOUNDATION in Partnership With HUS Art Farm will be at the Auckland Art Fair
MAY 23 - MAY 27
THE CLOUD /
Founded in 2017, Young Artists Foundation (YAF) is dedicated to supporting young, talented and outstanding artists in New Zealand and China by providing opportunities to share and communicate around the world as well as inspiring their artistic creation and growth. By complementing the integration between outstanding artists and platform resources, YAF promotes the innovation of art, and the cultural exchange between China and New Zealand.
HUS Art Farm has signed the agreement with University of Auckland on 18, August, 2017. HUS Art Farm will cooperate with U of A to develop exclusive culture and art projects between China and NZ. Collaborative activities include creative arts, music, dance, and visual. These projects will be the base for more international cooperation studies all centered at HUS Art Farm and conference centre in Coatesville, Auckland.
JENNIE HU the visionary behind HUs-Art Farm invited friends and family to attend the the opening. Jennie is seen here thanking all participants and announcing the future of this special residence. We thank all guests with a few special mentions including
Rhana Devenport. Director of AAG
Billy Apple: NZ artist.(Billy Apple was born in Auckland, New Zealand, as Barrie Bates. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to1962, and changed his name to Billy Apple in 1962. In 1964 Apple moved to New York, where his work work was included in the seminal exhibition The American Supermarket, a show held in Paul Bianchini's gallery. The show was presented as a typical small supermarket environment, except that everything in it was created by six prominent pop artists of the time, including Billy Apple, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Jasper Johns, Mary Inman, James Rosenquist and Robert Watts. In 1974 Apple's first major survey exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery in London: From Barrie Bates to Billy Apple. In 1975 Apple returned to New Zealand where he embarked on a national exhibition tour with support from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand.
His practice has a close relationship to advertising, branding, and technology while simultaneously reflecting a political agenda. The image of the apple has become a reoccuring motif in his work, and has been reproduced in both sculptural and printed works. Through collaboration with Andy Warhol, his work has been associated with Pop Art, as well as Conceptual Art. )
Jim Speer: Associate Dean of Elam Art School
Peter Shand, Dean of Elam Art School
Louise Petter: Former Curator of AAG
Tim Gruchy: Artist and photographer, Rhana's husband
Sue Gardiner: Director of Chatwell Foundation, Chair of Art Space.