Artists drawn to pri­mary school

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Lisa Har­ri­son

Some of the coun­try’s most well-known artists will be show­ing their love for Rich­mond Road School this week.

In the an­nual Art With Love fundraiser, do­nated art­works will be auc­tioned to raise money for the school.

The art will be on dis­play from to­day through­out the week­end and sold at the school on Tues­day night.

Pro­fes­sional auc­tion­eers Ben Plumbly and James Parkin­son will con­duct the auc­tion and buy­ers will be able to snap up works at good prices with no auc­tion­eers’ fees.

All pro­ceeds will be used to sup­port learn­ing at Rich­mond Road School.

This year’s lineup in­cludes artists Karl Maughan, John Pule, Otis Frizzell and Chris Knox as well as work from par­ents and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

Mr Maughan has two chil­dren at­tend­ing Rich­mond Road School.

He says Art With Love is a great event to be in­volved in.

“There is some great work in the show this year,” he says.

“You can get a nice work of art, sup­port the school at the same time and get a bar­gain as well.”

The Art With Love fundraiser has been run­ning for the last four years. Pre­vi­ous auc­tions have raised up to $60,000 for the school.

Over the week­end polling booths will also be set up for the elec­tion so peo­ple can vote and en­joy the art­works at the same time.

Or­gan­iser An­gela TuiSamoa says the fundraiser is cru­cial for the school.

“The money raised from the auc­tion will en­able us to con­tinue fund­ing our classes and pro­mot­ing the arts with our chil­dren,” she says.

“We are lucky to have so many pas­sion­ate and tal­ented New Zealand artists sup­port­ing our school and are ex­tremely grate­ful for their in­volve­ment.”

Art With Love opens tonight at 6.30pm with pub­lic view­ing also on Satur­day and Sun­day be­tween 11am and 4pm.

The auc­tion will be held on Tues­day from 6.30pm.

For in­for­ma­tion, email rrs. artwithlove@gmail.com.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Loving art: Karl Maughan with his chil­dren Cass, 7, and Veron­ica, 9, and the art­work he has do­nated for this year’s Rich­mond Road School Art With Love auc­tion.

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