Amazing new Art for the Sea pieces by Sean Duffle and Juliet Best

Two new pieces have been added to the Art for the Sea collection.

First up (see above) we have this amazing 1960s plywood rescue ski, taken from the clubrooms before they were demolished and hand painted by the very talented Sean Duffle (see more of his amazing graphic art at

Then we have a very cool piece donated by the brilliant Juliet Best. The work will be part of her ‘By the light of the moon’ print series, and may be somewhat larger than the piece in this picture. Either way, we’re very excited to see what she comes up with!


Juliet works out of Shelly Bay and her coastal outlook means she has a lot of very cool sea-themed stuff in her beautifully executed art.

These two pieces are just a sneak-peek of the many, many pieces of art coming, all of which will go under Ian Patterson’s (of Just Patterson fame) expert hammer at a gala auction taking place on Thursday 30 March 2017 at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf.

Entry is via a minimum $30.00 donation per person, which includes nibbles, drinks and an electronic catalogue, including your bidding number. Doors open at 5:30pm. To secure your place book now as numbers are limited and this event will sell out!

Secure your place at this very special event by donating a minimum $30.00 per person at your emailed receipt will act as your entry document. Alternately for more information contact  with ART as your subject line.

Original works of art from leading New Zealand artists will be on display and available for you to bid on, including the talents of; Clare Matthews, Bruce Mahalski, DSide, Sean Duffle, Flox, Michael McCormack, Donna Cross, Juliet Best, Alfred Memelink, Brian Nelson, Bruce Luxford, Liz Ritchie, Christie Wright, Mica Still,  Mellissa Young, Helen Casey and Jack Candlish.

All proceeds go towards a great cause – completing the fit out of the new Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club’s clubrooms, which are currently under construction in Lyall Bay.