Restoration of the Organ Pipes, St Andrew’s Church, Christchurch

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.

          



Jim Allen Mural Removal, Wellington

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:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/88572715/jim-allen-mural-survives-the-demolition-of-61-molesworth-st

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER


STARSHIP FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER IN PARNELL
Artists and celebrities strut and crow in Parnell!

 2017 is the Year of the Rooster and there is a unique exhibition to honour Chinese New Year. Carolina and Adele from Studio Carolina Izzo have entered two beautiful roosters into the Auction.  Donatello 
and Leonard 
All the roosters will be displayed in Parnell from January 28 – 12 February.  During the Rooster Exhibition and you are invited to establish and secure your interest in any of the art pieces by making a ‘silent’ bid, prior to it being formally auctioned at Mossgreen-Webb’s in Parnell on the 16th February.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION-
http://parnell.net.nz/events/rooster-exhibition-chinese-new-year/
THE AUCTION
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-

St Mary’s Pipe Organ Restoration

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!

George Croft left no indication of design for the pipe decoration so, in consultation with the Selwyn’s Vision Project committee, Studio Carolina Izzo was engaged to design and decorate the pipes.

Year of The Rooster 2017

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

http://parnell.net.nz/events/rooster-exhibition-chinese-new-year/

 

 

 

The Bishop Selwyn Chapel Opens


The Opening of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel
Holy Trinity Cathedral
21 August 2016

The Bishop Selwyn Chapel is located behind the apse of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in IMG_4693Parnell. 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.

 

Interior Awards 2016

Studio Carolina Izzo Finalist – Interior Awards 2016 

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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.

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Here is a photo of a very proud team from Studio Carolina Izzo.

Italian Honour for Carolina Izzo

Cavaliere Carolina!

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.   

ALL ABOUT GOLD LEAF – A SPECIAL PRESENTATION Auckland and Wellington

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WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE TWO SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS.

EDWARD MARTEN OF THE GOLD LEAF FACTORY – Giusto Manetti Battiloro – Florence is visiting Studio Carolina and will talk about the history, manufacture, and use of gold leaf and the process of gilding.  

AUCKLAND – WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH at 5.30 pm
Studio Carolina Izzo, 3B Scarborough Lane Parnell, Auckland
RSVP: admin@carolinaizzo.com  or phone: 09-3774159

WELLINGTON – THURSDAY 31 MARCH at 10.30am
The Scrum, Block 1, Te Whare Pukeaka
College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington Campus
RSVP (by Wednesday 30 March): k.adams@massey.ac.nz

 The Manetti Gold Leaf Factory is the most famous in Italy and certainly famous around the world.  The Manetti’s began their work with gold leaf manufacture and decoration  in 16th-century Florence. Manetti products and expertise are used not only in restoration but also in the decoration of modern buildings and objects.  

 In New Zealand, at the moment, their gold leaves are being used to decorate the ceiling of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel at the Trinity Cathedral in Parnell – Auckland.

Here is the Blog: https://selwynsvision.wordpress.com/

STUDIO CAROLINA IZZO AND THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY!

 

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Studio Carolina Izzo has joined forces with Parnell Inc.* for their huge fundraising effort for Starship National Air Ambulance Service.  It is almost the Chinese Year of the Monkey, so a unique and exciting exhibition showcasing 30 life-sized monkey art pieces, is being hosted in Parnell from 6-21 Feb. Following the exhibition, these art-pieces will then be auctioned for charity with profits going to Starship National Air Ambulance Service.

The formal auction will take place on the evening of the White Night celebrations, Saturday 12 March, at 6.30pm, with all of the monkeys on display at Webb’s for a final viewing from 11.00am. We welcome you to join us for pre-auction refreshments at 5.30pm and to meet some of the artists involved. Parnell Inc is delighted to give its support to The Starship Foundation, with profits from the auction going towards the Starship National Air Ambulance Service.

Studio Carolina Izzo is representing with two gilded Monkeys, Gina and David

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GINA  

CREATED BY: CAROLINA IZZO
On view at: Orsini Fine Jewellery, 241 Parnell Road
Gina is covered with real gold leaf. Gina generally has a lot of confidence in herself: smart and patient, with the ability to be polished. The fact that she is discreet and secret should not obscure her cold inner determination. Although intuitive, she trusts and prefers to proceed with logic. Regarding affection, she seems much colder than she is. In fact she shares a deep sense of friendship especially to friends and a strong attachment to family members. 
And…
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DAVID

CREATED BY: CAROLINA IZZO
 On view at: Sutcliffe Jewellery, 203 Parnell Road
 A strong, striking creature, David was inspired by David Bowie’s song ‘Golden Years’. His creation came about in memory of the great performer, with the variegated gold leaf suit certainly reflecting the Bowie flare!
 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL FUNDRAISER PLEASE GOT TO THE WEBSITE OF PARNELL INC.