Thursday August 31, 2017
Renowned artists join forces for school art show Well-known New Zealand artists Sheyne Tuffery and Lisa Walker will display their wares at South Wellington Intermediate School’s (SWIS) third annual art show, which kicks off tomorrow. It’s the very first time multi-media artist Tuffery and contemporary artist, jeweller and designer Walker, both from Wellington, have been part of the SWIS fundraiser. The pair look forward to showcasing their work and raising much-needed funds for the school. “I like putting my art in to school charity exhibitions, being a father myself I can see schools need a lot of voluntary help and as well as financial help - this is a win-win opportunity,” said Tuffery. His work will feature a mixture of framed works on paper and a small painting or wall sculpture. Meanwhile, Walker, whose daughter attends SWIS, will be showcasing a necklace made out of steel compound, a common repair paste for fixing the likes of holes in car exhaust pipes. “I like working with materials that are commonly used in other areas and often buy from hardware stores.” Walker and Tuffery are among more than 30 artists from all over New Zealand exhibiting in the annual fundraiser. Even SWIS students are busy producing their own works for sale on the night, and like the other artists exhibiting, they will take a commission.
Contemporary artist/jeweller Lisa Walker will showcase a necklace with a difference at South Wellington Intermediate’s Art Show. PHOTO: Supplied
It is providing a great opportunity for these students to get a taste of the art world, principal Traci Liddall said. “This is also a fabulous opportunity for the public to be the first to view and purchase the art, and to soak up what will be a great atmosphere,” Liddall said. Art show organiser Virginia Woods-Jack says the show is a great way to reach new audiences and to raise much-needed funds to buy a shade sail for the revamped playground.
Last year’s sold-out gala night saw more than 200 attend and raised funds to upgrade the playground. This year’s event kicks off with a gala night being held in the SWIS school hall. Doors open at 7pm, with guests treated to live music, fine wines and a complimentary drink on arrival. Tickets cost $22 and can be bought from www.eventbrite.co.nz or from the door on the night. The SWIS art show continues on Sunday 10am-4pm.
inbrief news Meet the candidates Rongotai constituents will have a chance to meet the election candidates at St Anne’s Hall, Emmett St, Newtown on Tuesday. The doors open at 7.10pm, and the meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm. Patrick Morgan of the Newtown Residents Association will be MC. The formal presentations, questions and answers will be followed by supper and time for informal chats.
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