Trea­sured Art auc­tioned to help Kiwi chil­dren

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Thou­sands of school chil­dren from around New Zealand are set to ben­e­fit from a char­i­ta­ble art auc­tion in Moun­tMaun­ganui.

The Ro­tary Club of Tau­ranga Sun­rise’s Trea­sured Art is an an­nual event which ex­hibits and auc­tions art­works pro­vided by dozens of artists for char­ity.

Project leader Kathy Webb says they hope to auc­tion more than 70 pieces of art, with funds added to the more than $100,000 al­ready raised to sup­port the work of Kiwi Can, a Graeme Din­gle Foun­da­tion. The foun­da­tion aids youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes in schools to help chil­dren build self-worth, con­fi­dence and the skills to make good de­ci­sions in their lives.

“In past auc­tions aw­ide se­lec­tion of col­lectible art has been pro­vided from well-known New Zealand artists in­clud­ing an Arthur Da­gley col­lec­tion and var­i­ous works from Graeme Syd­ney, Hay­ley Brown, Peter Wallers, Su­san Har­ri­son Tus­tain, Richard Ton­der, Kate Jones Madill, Anita Blanchett and John Speedy,” she says.

“This year a renowned group of artists have sub­mit­ted their work and pro­vided uswith an ex­cep­tional pool of art for the auc­tion.”

The pub­lic will have the chance to view a se­lec­tion of the art on Novem­ber 9-10 at the Dun­can & Eb­bett show­room on Hewletts Rd.

More than 150 in­vited guests will be chauf­feur driven to the evening event, hosted by ac­tress Miriama Smith, in a fleet of lux­ury cars.

For event de­tails and to view some of the art go to www.trea­suredart.co.nz.

Art­work by es­tab­lished artists such as Yana Meech will be up for grabs at Trea­sured Art.

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