Art and culture are at the heart of any community. It can be thought provoking, entertaining and food for the soul. Our sponsorship helps people to showcase and enjoy art and culture in its many forms.
New Zealand Art Show
Bringing together New Zealand's vibrant scene of artists, the New Zealand Art Show offers collectors and newcomers to the art market the opportunity to view and choose from an enormous variety of art styles, genres and mediums. All art on show over the three day event is for sale and the prices range from $50 to $5000.
Last year more than 10,000 people experienced the show and over 1600 pieces of original New Zealand art was sold.
ASB has supported this unique Wellington event since its inception in 2004 and we are now very proud to be a Platinum sponsor.
This year’s show is from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st of July at the Events Centre, Queens Wharf, Wellington. www.artshow.co.nz.
ASB Gardens Magic
Wellington's Botanic Gardens Soundshell is the venue for this series of concerts, which run every night for three weeks in January. The concerts are a showcase for Wellington's unique musical talent. They cover a wide range of genres to ensure there is something for every one to enjoy.
ASB Classical Sparks
ASB has sponsored Christchurch City Council summertime events since 2001. This event is an annual concert in Hagley Park which attracts an audience of over 120,000 people. As one of Christchurch's premier summer events, the concert is an extravaganza of music, song, dance and fireworks.
ASB Polyfest is a four day event which celebrates traditional culture through song, dance and speeches. Secondary School students throughout Auckland and further afield, perform and compete on stages representing Maori, Cook Islands, Niuean, Samoan and Tongan cultures. Other cultures showcase their performances on the Diversity Stage. The festival is reputed to be the largest of its kind in the world with upwards of 9,000 student performers from over 60 schools with spectators over the four days at over 90,000.
ASB has been naming rights partner of ASB Polyfest for over 25 years. Our support has enabled the festival to grow from its small beginnings - 4 schools competing at a host school, to the spectacular event it is today. ASB has a large contingent of volunteers who support the fun activities and contemporary performances in the ASB Village. We also have staff working in a mini branch and EFTPOS facilities.
The next ASB Polyfest is March 2012.