Tamahere’s Inspirit Gallery and the NZ Lifestyle Farmer magazine are inviting entries for a competition to coincide with an upcoming exhibition at the Pencarrow Rd gallery.
To celebrate a century of NZ Post’s Rural Delivery Service, the competition organisers are looking for the most creative and original rural mailboxes in the country.
Entrants are asked to take and submit a high quality photo of the mailbox they wish to enter in the Rural Delivery Mailbox competition.
First prize is a $100 gift voucher for Inspirit Gallery. The winning entry will also be printed A3 size and be on show during the Rural Delivery Exhibition, June 2-30, at Inspirit.
Second prize is a year’s subscription to NZ Lifestyle Farmer magazine and a special prize will be awarded for the people’s choice, voted online via facebook.
If the mailbox being photographed is not the photographer’s, the organisers advise entrants to seek permission from the owner to photograph it for the competition.
Email a jpeg of the photograph, with your name, contact details, the title of your photo and the location it was taken in to Lisa Potter at Fairfax Media.
The deadline for entries is May 20. Winning entries will be published in the NZ Lifestyle Farmer. The judges are Jenny Scown (photographic artist and owner of Inspirit Studio & Gallery) and Lisa Potter (editor of NZ Lifestyle Farmer). See here for terms and conditions.
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Meanwhile, a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists will be exhibiting in the Rural Delivery Exhibition at Inspirit from June 2.
The artists, who will be reflecting on the historical and current role of NZ Post in the rural community, will also be paying tribute to the artistry and exquisite design behind New Zealand’s most memorable stamps.
Among the pieces on display will be native birds with mailbags by textile artist and embroiderer Jane Siddall; Artisan furniture based on rural mailboxs by Robin Cuff; cartoon character recycled metal mailboxes by Adrian Worsley; iconic NZ Post stamps featured in printmaking, jewellery and sculpture; NZ Post memorabilia collections by Jenny Scown; ceramic stamp wall hangings by Aaron Scythe and 1950s fabric stamps commemorating the Queen featured on upcycled garments by Ciane Lawrey (Ginger).