Artists and art lovers can take a bow following the annual mARTakana exhibition for North Harbour Hospice Warkworth Wellsford, held at Matakana Primary School, from January 21 to 23.
The event raised just over $21,000 that will be used for hospice care in the community.
More than 350 artworks were in the show and in total, sales reached just over $45,000.
Hospice community fundraiser Natalie Taylor says a lot of new artists submitted work this year.
“Maybe people got more creative during lockdown,” she says.
“We are just so pleased we managed to get this event over the line, as it has been a tough two years for fundraising, and continues to be so.
“We’re also very glad that we managed to hold the event before we went into the Red setting on Sunday night.”
Natalie thanked the community for its support and made special mention of sponsors, artists, local businesses, the people who came and bought art, and “our fabulous hospice volunteers”, who were on hand throughout the exhibition, as well as setting up and packing up before and afterwards.
“We couldn’t do it without them. It was a very successful event.”