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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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. 
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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.

Studio Talk on Youtube!

Thanks to all those who came to Barbara Strathdee’s Studio Talk last week.  It was a full house and we all appreciated Barbara’s candour and it was a privilege to get an insight into Barbara’s creative world and indeed her life.  The talk is available to watch on Youtube https://youtu.be/geeqiRm5rEg   In this photo, Barbara is with her beautiful work “Bumblebee”.  We will announce the first Studio Talk of 2016 soon.  Watch this space.

REMINDER!!! Studio Talk – Friday 13 Nov – Barbara Strathdee

DON’T MISS THE LAST STUDIO TALK FOR 2015 

Artists and Curators – A conversation with Barbara Strathdee

Studio Talk, Friday 13 November 2015

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 Email: admin@carolinaizzo.com.

It is our very great privilege to welcome Barbara to our Studio for the November Studio talk. With a long history as a New Zealand artist on the international scene, we will hear about Barbara’s work in Italy and back home.

For many years, Barbara lived in Italy where her work was celebrated. An early success was the invitation to exhibit at the prestigious Quadriennale di Roma in 1977. The following year she began dividing her time between Wellington and Trieste, exhibiting abstract work in Italy and paintings about NZ’s colonial history in private and public galleries here. Since then she has continued to exhibit throughout New Zealand.

Barbara will talk about the collaborative relationship between Artists and Curators and also her experience maintaining an international career while sustaining ties with home.

Multi-disciplinary, Barbara is also a published illustrator and novelist. Do not miss the chance to join us for this rare opportunity to get an insight into the artist’s world.
You can see more of Barbara’s work at www.barbarastrathdee.co.nz

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FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER – REMINDER !!! STUDIO TALK, 5.30pm – 5 Ways of Making Built Heritage Preservation Easy with Bruce Petry

EMAIL US TO SECURE A PLACE!

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

Email: admin@carolinaizzo.com.

Bruce Petry – Director of Reverb* and Conservation Architect, will be our guest at the second Studio Talk at Studio Carolina Izzo, Auckland. Bruce is recognized both nationally and internationally as a specialist in New Zealand Heritage management. Bruce has worked most recently on the Auckland City Art Gallery and the Britomart Urban Renewal Project. Formerly a director at Salmond Reed Architects for eleven years, he has also worked in the UK

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Many people put the conservation and preservation of Built Heritage into the “too hard” basket – Bruce is going to explain how it can be an easy option, and why preservation is a good option for our community.

*Reverb is an Auckland-based Heritage consultancy that provides advice, undertakes project work, conservation management and planning. Please check out Bruce’s website to see more of what his company does. http://www.reverb.co.nz

Carolina Izzo in the TOP 5 speakers at TEDx Christchurch

Carolina Izzo was named in the Top 5 speakers at TEDx Christchurch 2015.

Carolina became part of the TEDx team to explain just how the painted dome at the Isaac Theatre Royal was restored, and she got to do it from the stage of the Theatre where she and her team worked for two years to restore the dome to its former glory.  The warm reception Carolina received was deeply gratifying, but more than that, Carolina enjoyed listening to the other speakers.  She said of the day-long celebration of ideas, “Best hospitality, best event and charming people. YouTEDxChristchurch Rock! I am so inspired by the possibilities that this event has created to the community. Thank you for what you are providing, has been a privilege to be part of the event.”

For more on the highlights of the day, follow this link :  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/72675757/tedx-chch-top-five-speakers-and-moments

 

 

Carolina at TEDx Christchurch 2015

This year TEDx will be held in the Isaac Theatre Royal, in Christchurch.  The perfect venue for Carolina to give her Ted Talk.  She spent two years leading a team of conservators in the conservation and restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in post-earthquake Christchurch. Now she is going to tell us just how she did it!  Tickets to the TEDx event are selling fast – don’t miss out on a day of ideas and innovations.