The art of rais­ing school funds

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

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.

PHOTO: JA­SON OXENHAM

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.

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