Bread­craft schools’ art puts grins on faces

Wairarapa News - - FRONT PAGE - ANNE TAY­LOR

‘‘Nerve-rack­ing’’ is how Emma McLach­lan de­scribes hav­ing her work on dis­play in a gallery for the first time. But it can’t be all bad be­cause she has a big grin on her face as she tells me this.

Her pas­tel space-themed art­work is proudly on show at the an­nual Bread­craft Wairarapa Schools Art ex­hi­bi­tion, along­side hun­dreds of other pieces by the re­gion’s school stu­dents.

Al­most 600 peo­ple at­tended the open­ing, and Bread­craft Wairarapa Ltd direc­tor Peter Rewi says the show’s ap­peal has en­dured since the first Bread­craft spon­sored ex­hi­bi­tion in the 1980s.

‘‘This year’s ex­hi­bi­tion has even more en­tries than last year with more than 500 en­tries from 20 lo­cal schools …. and we have seen the ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­u­ally grow year on year in both quan­tity and sub­ject mat­ter,’’ he said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is al­ways a fam­ily af­fair, a mo­ment of achieve­ment to be shared with whanau. Emma was vis­it­ing with mum Jody, and sis­ters Ella and Pippa. She was in­spired by some de­tailed por­traits by Wairarapa Col­lege stu­dents – some­thing to as­pire to when she is a bit older.

Bread­craft Wairarapa Schools Art 2017, Wes­ley Wing, Ara­toi, un­til 8 Oc­to­ber.

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