New Excellence Award sponsorship team for the 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review
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New Excellence Award sponsorship team for the 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review

New Excellence Award sponsorship team for the 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review

Jack Mitchell-Anyon and Niki Vernon ARTS REVIEW EXCELLENCE AWRD SPONSORS 2020

A new sponsor joins the 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review

In 2020 the pattillo Whanganui Arts Review is delighted to welcome the new sponsorship team of Article and Vernon Money Poppins, who together will sponsor a $1000 Excellence Award.

Article and Vernon Money Poppins are Jack Mitchell-Anyon and Niki Vernon who run their businesses, from the old Chronicle building on Drews Ave in central Whanganui.

Article owner Jack Mitchell Anyon’s association with the Sarjeant Gallery has been lifelong, having spent many evenings at openings with his father, the esteemed potter Ross Mitchell-Anyon, who is widely collected and exhibited in New Zealand and whose work is held in the Sarjeant’s permanent collection.

Jack, taking up his father’s mantle, has long been involved with facilitation of the arts. He ran the D.I.Y. music venue Space Monster and now owns and operates Article – an indefinable combination of coffee shop, vintage store and conversation pit.

Niki Vernon is the director of Vernon Money Poppins, a small business advisory service. Niki moved to Whanganui from Auckland nearly four years ago and she too has had an upbringing surrounded by New Zealand contemporary art and artists. She enjoys helping artists with their book keeping and systems, and in this way, frees them up to focus on the creative side of things.

“Our decision to support the Wanganui Arts Review in this way was an easy one. We both know the importance of supporting local art and artists as we have been immersed in it throughout our lives” they said.

Greg Donson, Curator and Public Programs Manager says “We are delighted to have Article in Vernon Money Poppy come on board as Excellence Award sponsors for the 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review. For the last few years, with the help of our principal sponsor pattillo, we have been upscaling the Arts Review and 2020 will be no different. The quality and quantity of Arts Review submissions has been increasing year on year and with the launch of the Pattillo project in 2020 we expect this to create a lot of interest”

The 2020 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review sponsors are:

Pattillo Open Award
$5000 and the pattillo project

2 x $1000 Excellence Awards from
Dalgleish Architects & Article and Vernon Money Poppy

Merit Awards to the value of $200 each from:
Friends of the Sarjeant Gallery
River City Picture Framers
Renata’s Art & Framing
Wanganui Garden Services
Edith Collier Trust
Whanganui River Markets Trust
Barnicoat & Healy

For any further information or to arrange an interview or photograph please contact or 027 577 4923