The art of raising school funds
Students from Mt Albert Grammar School will experience a day in the life of a professional artist next week.
Their work features in the school’s annual art auction on Tuesday night.
The event raises money for the school’s visual arts department but students will also get a commission of 50 percent on their work if it’s sold.
Work by local artists and teachers from the school will also be up for auction.
Real Estate agency Anne Duncan are providing an auctioneer and the public are encouraged to support the students by bidding for their work.
Organiser and head of photography Vanita Curin says it is a great opportunity for students to have a real-life experience of being an artist.
“It’s a chance to prove themselves to people out there,” she says.
“In the auction we are celebrating the achieve- ments of our students creative talents and providing them with the opportunity to present their artistic talent.”
Mt Albert Grammar has been running the auction for three years.
Ms Curin says the event is always very popular because the student’s work is of a high standard.
“The work is very fresh, exciting and vibrant and from a range of different styles,” she says.
The Mt Albert Grammar School art auction is at 7pm on Tuesday in the school’s hall.
Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, phone the school on 846-2044.
On display: Mt Albert Grammar School students from left: Balmohan Shingade, Holly Dixon, Emmett Watch and Katie Curd will sell their art works at the school’s annual art auction next Tuesday.