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Little Pigs Exhibition - Chinese New Year 2019 in Parnell

Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig Exhibition, Parnell.
9 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019
February 2019 heralds in Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig. This year sees over 20extraordinary artists and celebrities taking part to create their individual ‘ Little Pig’ works of art for Starship.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Parnell Road
Parnell Road


Artists such as Chen Ming Cun, Alvin Pankhurst and Dalene Meiring, with celebrities Megan Annear and Erin Simpson (to name a few), have designed and created their precious pigs. This year there are a limited number of  ‘Little Pigs’ up for auction and they are looking for their new place to roam.

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

Don’t be fooled into missing this year’s chance to bid on a one off Pig piece of art!

With support from Barfoot and Thompson Parnell, these works of art will be exhibited throughout select galleries, jewellers and retailers in Parnell for a period of two weeks before being auctioned at Jonathan Grant Galleries on Thursday February 28th, with profits from the auction going to The Starship Foundation – National Air Ambulance Service.

Year of the Pig Exhibition 

2019 will be the fourth year in a row Parnell celebrates Chinese New Year and during this live exhibition time, there is the opportunity to place a ‘Pre Auction Bid’ on your favourite ‘Little Pig’ and jump the ‘bidding queue’ prior to the live auction at Jonathan Grant Galleries on February 28th.

Over 20 exclusive ‘Little Pigs’ will be displayed throughout Parnell galleries, stores and retail shops for all to view for the 2 week period (9th to 24th Feb). We invite you to pick up a map from local cafés and galleries or download from www.parnell.net.nz and take yourselves on the ‘Little Pig Walk of Parnell’ where you will be able to view the artpieces on display.

Each Pig sculpture on show will have a QR code displayed with it for patrons to place an early ‘pre-auction’ bid. Patrons are welcome to bid on as many Pigs as they like, with bids over $500 being accepted. You are encouraged to view each Pig before making a bid.

Pre - auction bids can be made directly through www.parnell.net.nz from February 9th. 

Dates to remember:

“Little Pigs” Exhibition, and online Pre-Auction bid opportunity

9th February – 24th February

Live Auction at Jonathan Grant Galleries

Thursday 28th February


280 Parnell Road