Welcome to the Ōrākei School Art Sale – an exciting new virtual experience to replace the 2020 exhibition due to the impact of Covid-19. Whether it’s a Christmas present for a loved one or something for yourself or business, there is something here for everyone.
More than 50 local Auckland artists are exhibiting everything from oil to ink paintings in classic and modern styles and with some iconic Kiwi scenery. For those after something a little different, check out the neon glass, peruse the pottery, and enjoy the jewellery and beautiful outdoor sculptures on sale.
Our simple and secure online payment system allows you to buy in real-time so get in quick! All proceeds will go towards art and education resources for Ōrākei School. Pick-up your art from the school on November 22.
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The 11th Ōrākei School Art Exhibition – Online Event
Eleven years since the first art exhibition, this important fundraiser by the Friends of Ōrākei School is now a highlight for Auckland art lovers.
The virtual event is being held from 6pm November 13- 6pm November 15 2020 and can be accessed via this website during that time.
Up to fifty artists will be displaying their wares online over the weekend and all will be available to buy as soon as one takes your fancy.
Artworks vary in both contemporary and classic style that will be of interest to both art enthusiasts and investment buyers and there are pieces to suit all budgets.
Art Ex coordinator Tiffany Crombie says the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic created a lot of uncertainty for event organisers.
“Due to the ongoing possibility of lockdowns that would disrupt an in-person exhibition this year, the Friends of Ōrākei School took the bold move to shift its annual Art Exhibition online,” she says.
Artists and the community are excited about the new opportunity of a virtual event and its particularly pleasing that so many sponsors have stayed on board, she says.
Artist Lesley Campbell says while it is a very different concept having an exhibition online, it is “the way of the world now”.
“I truly hope the online exhibition is a huge success and sets a standard for future fundraising events,” she says.
This is for a great cause with proceeds from this fundraiser going towards important investments for Ōrākei students including technology and musical instruments. Last year more than $50,000 was raised, a record amount for the exhibition.
Ōrākei School Principal Michael Earl says, “as a result of the Art Sale the students will directly benefit through equipment and resources being purchased to support learning programmes and the wider Ōrākei community benefits through improvements to our facilities.
“None of these can be accomplished without this support. We are truly grateful,” he says.
Thanks to our sponsors; Ray White Orakei; Simpson Grierson; Diane Robinson chartered accountant; sKids; and TSS Design & Print.
Here are some of the key achievements from last year’s event:
• Over $50,000 was raised – our best result ever!
• Over 550 pieces of art were on display
• More than 120 NZ artists contributed works – ranging from paintings and outdoor sculptures to prints and hand-crafted jewellery
• Over 300 patrons joined our Gala Night – our highest attendance yet & weekend foot-traffic was very busy
• All the collaborative artworks created for our students were sold at the special Gala Night auction
Along with the live auction, led by award winning Ray White auctioneer John Bowring, the Gala Night also featured silent auction items and the opportunity to watch contributing artist Holly Craig creating artworks. A great time was had by all! One of the highlights for our event organisers, the Friends of Ōrākei School, was the fierce bidding for the student collaborative art. These paintings were made in the classrooms by our students and professional volunteer artists – Bec Robertson, Lesley Campbell, Alex Syxomexune, Renee Pennington and members of the Senior O Hub.
To promote the Art Exhibition this year, we extended our marketing efforts to include:
• Multiple signboards around the wider community – including key thoroughfares such as by the Shore Road roundabout, Tamaki Drive, The Strand in Parnell, base of Ascot Ave at Greenlane and Stonefields just to name a few!
• Social media advertising
• Flyer drops around Ōrākei, Kohimarama, St. Heliers, Remuera, Meadowbank & Parnell
• Posters around local businesses and other high-traffic areas
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
My strength is not mine alone but in the collective.
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