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Private Collection Auction

December 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private Collection Auction

Exhibition: Tuesday 26 November – Sunday 1 December 2019
Live Auction at Stoddart Cottage on Sunday 1 December at 5pm

A 1957 Hamish Keith oil painting and several accomplished 19th Century watercolours are among a private collection of works that will be exhibited and auctioned in the last week of November at historic Stoddart Cottage in Diamond Harbour. The collection also includes contemporary works by Gary Tricker and Garrick Tremain, among others.

The private collection was very generously donated to the Stoddart Cottage Trust by a Church Bay family. It is understood all seven of the 19th century watercolours were brought from Scotland by the donor’s forebears who settled in Southland about 1879.

This is a special fundraising event to raise money for Stoddart Cottage Trust’s collection and heritage activities. Proceeds will be used by the Trust for maintaining and adding to its own collection of artefacts associated with Stoddart Cottage and the Stoddart family who lived in the cottage in the 1860s and 1870s. The Trust hopes to be able to acquire one or two original Margaret Stoddart paintings for public display at the cottage.

All 23 works in the collection will be on display in the main gallery at Stoddart Cottage from Tuesday 26 November. The cottage will be open every day during the week leading up to a live auction. Visitors can place written bids on works they like, culminating the live auction which will take place on Sunday 1 December starting at 5pm.

The catalogue is available on the Stoddart Cottage website or
PC Illustrated Catalogue and PC Catalogue with Provences
A hard copy can be viewed at the cottage


December 1, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Stoddart Cottage
Diamond Harbour, New Zealand


Paula Smith
027 2413772