Goodies galore at Alex netball courts fundraiser
A MIXED media drawing by internationally renowned artist Bing Dawe will be the star attraction at the Central Otago Netball Centre’s black tie wine and cheese evening and auction next month.
Committee member Anita Dawe, who is also the niece of Bing, said the work, called Bully, is from a series highlighting some of the country’s well-known and not so well-known freshwater fish and some of the issues around their endangered status.
The work has a retail value of $2200, but her uncle has agreed not to impose a reserve. ‘‘So it’s a real opportunity to purchase and own an extremely special piece of New Zealand artwork.’’
The auction evening is a fundraiser for the resurfacing of the Alexandra netball courts, which is expected to cost about $400,000 and was hoped to be completed by next season.
Other items at the auction include a netball coaching session with former Silver Fern Belinda Colling, a bottle of Bellamy’s Port signed by Prime Minister John Key, a signed All Blacks’ training jersey, donated by All Black Andrew Hore, a magnum of 2006 Two Paddocks Pinot Noir signed by winemaker Dean Shaw and vineyard owner Sam Neill and tickets for a corporate box at the quarterfinals of ASB Tennis Classic in January, donated by former Silver Fern Julie Coney.
Guest speaker at the event will be ex-All Black Grahame Thorne.
The Central Otago Netball Centre’s black tie wine and cheese evening and auction will be held at the Cellar Door, in Alexandra, on December 3, with doors opening at 6pm. A single ticket costs $32, with a range of group options available. For tickets call Anita Dawe on (03) 449 3196 or 021 448 720.