Enjoy Newmarket Rotary Art in a Day 2017!

The 2017 Art in a Day event is now over. Check back later in the year for information about the 2018 Art in a Day event.


There are many ways that you can take part in the Art in a Day 2017 event, even if you aren’t an artist.


The exhibition of artworks created by artists in the Art in a Day competition on Saturday 11th February, featuring scenes of Parnell, Grafton and Newmarket, was held at St Mark’s Parish Centre, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera;  between Wednesday 15th and Saturday 18th February. The artworks created at the competition were for sale by silent auction with proceeds going directly to participating artists (less 20% commission to help fund future events). 

St Mark’s Anglican Church, Remuera


The public had the opportunity to vote for their favourite work of art at the exhibition . The winning artist, Klaus Hilbrich was be awarded The People’s Choice Award.


Rose Garden by Klaus Hilbrich. Parnell Rose Gardens, Parnell.


 Children were able to take part in Art in a Day by colouring in this beautiful image by Flox. Entries are now closed. With thanks to Hayley King (Flox) for allowing us to use her image for this competition. You can purchase a Flox colouring book as well as Flox art from



Art in a Day is a competition where artists have just one day to capture the character and identity of Parnell, Newmarket or Grafton.  The event took place on Saturday 11th February 2017. Artists made their way to one of three designated locations around Newmarket, Parnell and Grafton to spend the day painting or drawing outside before returning their finished art works to the Jubilee Building in Parnell at the end of the day. This year, Parnell Farmers’ Market had community activities including art demonstrations and children’s activities. The public were also able to view the artists at work at the three locations. Click on the images below to find out where the artists  painted.

Dove-Myer Robinson Park including Martyn Fields Reserve

Grafton Gates, Park Road, Grafton

Osborne Street and Osborne Lane, Newmarket








If you would like to volunteer to assist with future events, please contact us on [email protected] and we will get back to you with details of how you can help.


Are you a local business? Would you like to sponsor a prize? Contact us on [email protected] or call the Parnell Trust office on 09 555 5152.