On the road with Delaney Davidson — 28.04.16

The Arts Foundation has been touring the country with Alt-Country, Noir singer-songwriter Delaney Davidson, putting on events with Westpac to thank our generous patrons for their dedicated support of the arts in New Zealand.

Arts Foundation patrons and guests were delighted last month by performances from 2015 Laureate, Delaney Davidson. Delaney played material from his latest (then unreleased) album The Devil in the Parlour, in the homes of patrons in Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington, and Auckland from 6-12 April.

Dame Jenny Gibbs, Charlotte and Stephen Montgomery, Caroline Hutchison and Henry van Asch, and Greg Thomas and Jacquie Wilson hosted these wonderful “Art in Homes” events. The Arts Foundation enjoys connecting patrons with the artists they support. Guests reported a wonderful evening of music and that it was a privilege to see the art collections of the hosts. Peruse some of our favourite shots from the tour at the bottom of this article. 

Delaney performed with his partner, Nicole Garcia. Nicole is of Mexican descent, originally from Los Angeles and she has been touring the world with Delaney over the past year. Nicole is a composer and singer.

In Wellington Arts Foundation Laureates Gregory O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt agreed to provide on-the-spot poems and drawings for anyone that made a donation to the Arts Foundation.  Poems were written for children, grandchildren, mothers and fathers on personalised bookmarks.

The Arts Foundation is grateful to the new patrons that joined the Foundation at these evenings.  The “Art in Homes” events were organised for our Patrons and their friends with Westpac, and if you'd like to get involved and come to these events in the future, get in touch with us. Thanks also to Yeastie Boys for supplying beer and Gladstone Vineyard for their beautiful wines.