Treasured Art auctioned to help Kiwi children
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.