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Art for a delightful cause: It's October, Save the Kiwi Month

"I want to help protect this area and have it flourishing for future generations to enjoy. I want to be able to go up to Port Charles and hear the Kiwi calling at night. The Kiwi is our national icon, and we call ourselves Kiwis. What would our nation be if our Kiwi was extinct?" ~ Anna Mollekin


A Shared Passion for Conservation

UPDATE: this stunning set it now sold

October is Save Kiwi Month - a chance to put the spotlight on Kiwi conservation. 10% of the sale of the 'Lace Collaboration Metal Art Triptych' will be donated to the Moehau Environment Group.

New Zealand artists Anna Mollekin and Ninette Kruger are extremely passionate about conservation and using their art to positively impact the world and making a difference where they can. In July 2020, an art collaboration was formed between New Zealand contemporary artist, Anna Mollekin and Tauranga-based metal embossing artist, Ninette Kruger.

Ninette reached out to Anna after seeing her beautiful drawings on a Facebook Group and they decided to recreate a series of Anna’s original “Lace” drawings as hand-embossed metal artworks.

New Zealand Contemporary Artist Anna Mollekin holding 'Homegrown Lace' digitally drawn artwork.

Ninette Kruger, Metal Artist holding 'Fantail's Lace.'


A percentage of the sales of the "Lace Series Embossed Metal Art Collector's Set" will be donated to the Moehau Environment Group, a Kiwi sanctuary based close to Port Charles, which is Anna's favourite place to draw.

Anna is so grateful that since she was born, she's had the pleasure of holidaying in the Port Charles and Colville area. This place is close to her heart and holds so many unforgettable memories holidaying there with her extended family. Anna wants to be able to give back to the area that is so special to her and her family. As she adores birds and wildlife, she wants to help support the non-profit organisation Moehau Environment Group. They are dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment of the Northern Coromandel Peninsula.

Anna's original pen drawing of 'Homegrown Lace' she drew looking out to Mount Moehau. This gorgeous spot is located in Port Charles, in the beautiful Coromandel, New Zealand, which is also home to the Moehau Environment Group and Kiwi Sanctuary.


About the Moehau Environment Group Kiwi Sanctuary*

The northern Coromandel is home to the largest predator controlled Kiwi habitat on the New Zealand mainland. It consists of almost 30,000 hectares of stoat trapping from Port Jackson to Kennedy Bay.

The Kiwi Sanctuary protects kiwi on land immediately to the south of the Department of Conservation-managed Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary, substantially extending the area protected against stoats.

Helping protect kiwi to the south-east is the Harataunga Kiwi Project, an iwi led initiative that Moehau Environment Group helped start.

The Kiwi Sanctuary has 920 traps spread over 10,400 hectares. Since establishment in 2005, they have caught over 1984 stoats, 872 weasels, 14,568 rats, 329 hedgehogs and 36 feral cats, making a huge difference to the breeding success of resident Kiwi.

Traps are baited with donated eggs or salted rabbit meat and are currently checked 12 times a year. In 2005, at the beginning of this project, a kiwi survey recorded 70 kiwis within the Sanctuary area. In 2015 a repeated survey found that kiwi had increased by 36%.

The Moehau Environment Group Kiwi Sanctuary is sponsored by Kiwis for Kiwi and the Ministry for the Environment. Traps are constructed by volunteers, with funding for trap materials coming from Waikato Regional Council

'Tui's Lace' is a New Zealand contemporary artwork by Anna Mollekin and hand-embossed into metal by Ninette Kruger.


10% of the sale of the "Lace Collaboration Metal Art Triptych" will be donated to the Moehau Environment Group

The 'Lace Collaboration Metal Art Triptych' set celebrates the unique diversity of New Zealand Fauna and Flora. The lace reflects the delicate and intertwined connection between the native New Zealand Birds and it’s habitat.

This exclusive, one-of-a-kind metal art Triptych includes the following pieces: Homegrown Lace, Fantail’s Lace, and Tui’s Lace.

10% of the profit of this elegant Triptych will be donated to support the Moehau Environment Group.

'Homegrown Lace' is a New Zealand artwork by Anna Mollekin and hand-embossed into metal by Ninette Kruger.


Each artwork by artist Anna Mollekin in this tryptic set has been skillfully hand-embossed into aluminium metal by Ninette with care and attention to detail, making them truly unique and one of a kind. Each are framed professionally by Prestige Framers in Tauranga. The high-quality framing features a 100% museum-grade cotton matt board, black Italian mouldings and Tru-vue glass.

This NZ art collection of three is a limited edition, bespoke and timeless the buyer of these artworks can rest assured that each piece has been handcrafted to the highest quality standards. The art collector of this set will also receive a certificate of authenticity signed by both Ninette Kruger and I giving you the peace of mind that this is truly a limited edition collector's artworks.

This exclusive NZ art set is now available for purchase directly on Ninette Kruger Metal Embossing Art's trusted website. There's only one of these sets available, so if you're serious about collecting art and collecting precious wall art NZ themed, one-of-a-kind and timeless, now's your chance.

'Fantail's Lace' is a New Zealand contemporary artwork by Anna Mollekin and hand-embossed into aluminium metal by Ninette Kruger. 


Help us help save the Coromandel Brown Kiwi

Not only can you purchase this stunning set, but you will be also helping to save the Coromandel Brown Kiwi. Art for a cause: 10% of the sale of the 'Lace Collaboration Metal Art Triptych' will be donated to the Moehau Environment Group.

UPDATE: this stunning set it now sold

How else can you help the Moehau Environment Group?

  • Sponsor a trap for just $65 a year you can help us protect kiwi chicks from stoats
  • Get involved join a Kiwi Care group or start some predator control at your place. Go here if you are interested in volunteering for us. We can also help anyone looking to buy their own traps.
  • Donate all funds go towards protecting kiwi habitat on the Coromandel.
  • Control your dog-Dogs that roam kill kiwi. Get your dog trained to avoid kiwi.
  • Listen out for kiwi calls and let us know when you have heard them. You can hear what their calls sound like here


* Information and Kiwi photos credited to Moehau Environmental Group

'Lace Series' Embossed Metal Art Collector's Set photos by Sandri Blom Photography

Please note: all artwork © Anna Mollekin & Ninette Kruger 2020 - this artwork cannot be reproduced or copied without written permission from Anna Mollekin & Ninette Kruger.




 

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