STARSHIP FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER IN PARNELL
Artists and celebrities strut and crow in Parnell!
Studio Carolina Izzo undertook the restoration of the Organ Pipes from St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Merivale, Christchurch. Last Sunday, the Pipe Organ was played in a day of celebration to mark John Dodgshun’s outstanding 30 years of service as organist at the Church. Carolina attended the service and reported that it was an amazing community event and that the restoration of the pipes was extremely well received.
Studio Carolina Izzo is working with a team of demolition experts to safely remove the 1960s Jim Allen Mural from 61 Molesworth Street in Wellington. The building was demolished but the mural was skilfully left in situ. Carolina has been on site this week to supervise the removal and storage. For more information, go to:
The formal auction will take place on Thursday 16 February at 6pm at Mossgreen-Webb’s, Falcon Street, Parnell. Roosters will be on display at Mossgreen-Webb’s from the 14th. You are welcome to visit for a final viewing between the 14th and 16th, plus come and meet some of the artists at 5.30pm prior to the auction.
We are delighted to give our support to The Parnell Business Association and their fundraising for The Starship Foundation. Proceeds from the auction are going towards the Starship National Air Ambulance Service.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AUCTION-
The newly Decorated Pipes of the Organ at St Mary’s in Parnell are in place.
107 years after it was designed, the George Croft pipe organ in St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity has finally received the pipe decoration that was always intended!
It’s that time of year again when we prepare our contribution to the annual Charity Auction run by Parnell Inc.
Last year it was gilded monkeys. 2017 is the year of the Rooster. Soon you will get to see Donatello and Leonard. We can’t show them finished, however we can assure you that they are beautiful, preening, flashy roosters.
The Roosters will be 0n display in Parnell at various locations from 28 Jan – 12 Feb, before the big auction at Mossgreen-Webb’s 16 Feb 2017.
More information at the link below.
The Charity is The Starship Foundation – National Air Ambulance Service
The Bishop Selwyn Chapel is located behind the apse of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. Our task
was to gild the ceiling in three colours of gold randomly to emphasize the movement inherent in the undulating ceiling design by Fearon Hay Architects. The 320 square metres of the internal and external ceiling was gilded, centimetre by centimetre, by our team of gilders. The objective was to gild the entire surface of the ceiling (interior and exterior) with three colours of gold leaf (Yellow, Platin and Red), and apply the colours randomly.
The gold leaf used was from Florence, Italy, and beaten into leaves specifically tailor-made for for this work. The Manetti Gold Leaf factory and Studio Carolina Izzo have worked together for many years.
There were some challenges along the way, including dealing with the temperature and humidity, both factors that influence the success of gilding, and the scheduling because the adhesive for the gilding (the size) had to be applied the day before.
On Sunday 21 August the Bishop Selwyn Chapel was officially opened. The official working life of the Chapel can now begin. The ceiling gleamed with its 50,000 plus gold leaves. Studio Carolina Izzo representatives attended the opening and it was an incredibly proud day for us.
Studio Carolina Izzo Finalist – Interior Awards 2016
We have finished gilding the ceiling at the new Bishop Selwyn Chapel at Holy Trinity Cathedral. It looks beautiful and we are very happy to report that we were finalists again, for the Interior Awards 2016.
The Craftsmanship Award went to Andrew Barrie Lab & Tezuka Architects for the Cathedral Grammar Junior School – Timber Structure, and we congratulate them. We were in good company for this award.
The Awards were held at St Matthew-In-The-City and a great night was had by all.
Here is a photo of a very proud team from Studio Carolina Izzo.
Some very celebratory news. Carolina was recently awarded the “Star of Italy” by His Excellency Carmelo Barbarello, the Italian Ambassador of Italy in NZ. She is now a Cavaliere (Knight) of the Republic of Italy, for services to Art and Heritage Conservation both in Italy and NZ.
Studio Talk, Friday 26 February 2016
5.30 – 7.30pm. $5.00 per person. There will be drinks and nibbles.
RSVP – seats are limited.
3B Scarborough Lane, Parnell, Auckland Phone: 09 3774159
Are there criteria and measurements for harmony? Can Fibonacci help us?
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” (Plato 400 BC).
I guess we all still agree, but how did this concept of beauty creep into the eye in the first place? There are patterns all around us in nature, and some of these patterns create a bias to regard natural patterns as beautiful. Fibonacci (aka Leonardo Pisano Bigollo 1200 AC) was able to formalise some of these patterns. Now we have the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden or Fibonacci Spiral, and the Golden Ratio. We will take a closer look at these and some stranger applications like the Fibonacci Clock and the Fibonacci Ruler.
It is our honour to introduce Johan E. G. Silén, who will present our first Studio Talk for 2016
Johan is a retired, Scandinavian snowbird, a mathemagician and an adventurer. He has sailed in the Malacca Straits, crossed the Atlantic, lived in the Caribbean, visited latitude 80 both S and N. He has been a paraglider, has worked as a taxi-driver, and completed single-handed ocean sailings. At present Johan is involved with Math/Biomath at the University of Helsinki and is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Familiarise yourself with Fibonacci at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTlw7fNcO-0