Art in the Park is a uniquely curated Art Show developed by Sofija Matich and Cary Cochrane to offer a new platform for New Zealand Artists annually at Eden Park. Having worked together at the Flagstaff Gallery they are an experienced team with specialist knowledge of delivering contemporary art exhibitions and events to Auckland communities. Cary has a passion for art and people and has organised multiple large-scale charity events throughout the world. As the owner of the Flagstaff Gallery, she specialises in nurturing artistic talent and is known for her warmth and expertise in this field. Sofija has a proven record of creating new opportunities for businesses and people to maximise their potential. She has orchestrated hundreds of events for some of the world’s largest arts institutions, including the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection in London.
We believe in bringing communities together through art that creates connections and enriches cultures. Eden Park gives us the opportunity to do that on the largest scale yet. By shining a light on the best emerging and established New Zealand artists, we aim to set the stage to connect this talent with everyone from aspiring collectors and enthusiasts, to celebrities, to the everyday public - so that the best in our country’s creativity is championed to the degree it deserves. We’re excited for you to join us and experience some truly outstanding contemporary art!