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Art auctioned for school

Posted at 4:24pm Tuesday 13 Oct, 2020

Artworks from across the spectrum will be auctioned at the triennial Art Attack exhibition later this month, a major fundraiser for Red Beach School.

The range of art will include paintings, prints, landscape photography, ceramics and garden sculptures. About 20 of the pieces have been donated, including some from professional artists such as Susannah Law from Red Door Studios, Anne Oram photography, Shirley Smith paintings and Hannah Jensen prints. Stripe Co Signs have also donated weather-proofing for some stunning outdoor art pieces.

Each student has done an individual piece and each class has done a collaborative work.

This year's event will also feature a pre-Art Attack online auction of an original art “doodle” by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and a signed copy of Judith Collins' book.

“We also have a signed Blues rugby jersey and a sketch on canvas by Matt Watson from the ITM fishing show.”

A school spokesperson says the last auction raised $7700 and organisers hope this month's event will be just as successful. She says the money raised will be especially welcome given the loss of revenue from the cancellation of most other fundraising events this year due to Covid-19.

Doors will open at 5pm on Wednesday, October 28, for viewing and silent bidding on student artwork.

This will be followed at 6pm with a live auction of donated items.

There will be another option to bid on student artwork the following day, from 3pm to 4pm. Info: redbeach.school.nz

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