The talent of young Mahurangi College students will be on display at the Art in August exhibition and sale at the Warkworth Hotel next month.
The three-day exhibition, supported by One Mahurangi and Warkworth Oaks, will also include a number of professional artists following last year’s successful format.
Arts head of faculty Nyree Norrington says there is a lot of benefit in students being given the opportunity to see their work hung alongside the work of professional artists.
“Many of these students don’t go to galleries in Auckland, so it is quite a special experience for them and they can see the value of what they do,” she says.
There will be around 200 works in the exhibition. Ten per cent of all the professional pieces sold will be donated to the school’s art department, while students get to keep 100 per cent of their sales. Last year, this amounted to around $6000.
Professional artists exhibiting include Lucy Rice, Jeantime Pulsford, Val Griffith Jones, Arlin Sukarlin, Nikki Robertson, Fiona Ehn and Jadzia Mchna-Konigstorfer.
Norrington says the exhibition will feature a range of styles and techniques, as well as photography.
“It is a great way for the school to connect with the town.”
The exhibition will be open to the public at the following times:
Friday August 5, from 10am-6pm; Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm; and Sunday August 7, from 10am-2pm.