Curated Exhibition for NZ Area Surface Design Association Members.

Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud.

20th January 2022 – 28th February 2022.

Calls for Entry for The Surface Design Association – Annual Regional New Zealand Group Exhibition. 

20th Jan – 28th February 2022. 

Gallery: ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ Opunake, Taranaki.

Invitational exhibition of members of the SDA.

This invitation is extended to all current and new members of The SDA.

If you currently don’t belong to the Surface Design Association there is at present a special offer of 10% discount for new members from New Zealand. I can facilitate your signing up and explain anything you need to know about what The SDA offers to members.

The Theme: Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud.

  • What does it mean to be an island nation?
  • How are we influenced by our geography and our location – surrounded by vast bodies of sea water?
  • Does this permeate our psyche as makers?
  • How do you acknowledge this reality in your practice?

Create a work or works that explore(s) and perhaps develops your engagement with the reality of being on an island or in an island nation.

The curator will review all entries submitted. Selected artists will be notified by 05/01/2022

To confirm your interest and if you have any other questions, please email me at: 

viv@blacknosugar com. 

Deadline to apply is 01/01/2022

I kindly ask you to share this amongst your friends and contacts who might be interested in joining in and participating.


Viv Davy

New Zealand Area Representative for The Surface Design Association. Curator of “Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud”

Digital Entry Form to be completed with submissions to “Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud” Exhibition. Curated exhibition at ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’ 

20th Jan – 28th February 2022. 

Delivery Address for accepted works: 18 Halse Place, Opunake, Taranaki 4616

Date Line for submissions:


1st January 2022. On or before this date – digital image of work(s) being submitted must be received by email to Please also include the entry form below. 

05/01/2022. On or before this date notification of acceptance will be emailed.

15/01/ 2022. On or before this date accepted works must arrive at

‘from out of the blue studio gallery’.

28th February 2022. All unsold works must be collected from the gallery unless other arrangements have been made.

1st March 2022. All sales payments will be made to the artist’s designated bank accounts.

Submission Form

1. Details of Artist

2. Details of Works

For each work please include:

  • Name
  • Dimensions
  • Material content of the work
  • Story behind the work (no more than 100 words)
  • Price. Please read gallery info page for pricing instructions. 
  • Any special care instructions for the work

Please read carefully our terms and conditions of general information about the gallery processes, costs, hanging requirements.

Please email images of your artwork to If there is anything else at all that you need to know please don’t hesitate to email or message or text me on 021 407 424. 

I’m looking forward to this exhibition as a special showcase for the busy holiday season. I am hoping to meet new artists and visit again with artists I already know. 

Please spread the word about this opportunity to anyone else you think might be interested. 

Very excited.

Many thanks

viv davy