12 Sep 2017

Tuesday 12 September 2017

We’re halfway through the year and the Friends are gearing  up for their biggest fundraiser of the year – the King’s College annual Art Sale on 3-5 November. Every year, this event boasts an impressive array of artworks – and the 2017 occasion won’t disappoint.

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The dedicated Art Sale committee can already confirm entries from renowned artists including Dick Frizzell, Ramon Robertson, Shane Cotton, and Max Gimblett into this year’s indoor and outdoor spectacular.

Now in its 14th year, the Art Sale is a fantastic fundraising initiative for the Friends and the College, exhibiting and promoting a wide range of emerging and established artists alongside raising funds for the Friends’ projects.

An art event for everyone

Head of the Art Sale committee, Sara Weatherall says the Art Sale weekend is a chance for the College community to meet, view and enjoy some truly wonderful art, professionally crafted in a beautiful setting.

“As the saying goes, it’s all about ‘Art for Art’s Sake’,” says Sara. “I am hugely thankful for our wonderful Art Sale team members, sponsors and supporters, who combine their energy, skills, resources and knowledge to create a fantastic event for all to enjoy.”

“We can’t wait to transform the Greenbank Gymnasium again this year into a pop-up gallery that will hopefully engage and delight our visitors to the Art Sale.”

The Art Sale is also a great opportunity for the College’s art and technology students to exhibit their work alongside renowned artists.

The special opening night cocktail party, with entertainment from some of King’s talented bands, is another much anticipated part of the weekend. “Like last year, we hope to attract more than 400 guests, artists and sponsors to the cocktail Party to celebrate and open the Art Sale on the evening of Friday 3 November,” says Sara.

Welcoming back Gold Sponsor Auckland City BMW

Special Gold Sponsor, Auckland City BMW will again be supporting the Inter-House Bonnet competition which sees all our Houses go all-out in painting, decorating and embellishing BMW bonnets in the hope of winning the top prize. 

Auckland City BMW Managing Director Ian Gibson says the event is a fantastic fit with the Auckland City BMW brand.

“The Art Sale provides us with direct engagement within the King’s community along with a great opportunity to display our latest vehicles at the event,” explains Ian.

“The car bonnet art competition between the Houses is another highlight with students each year showing amazing creative talents and producing high quality pieces. I’m really looking forward to seeing the quality and diversity of our King’s student artists again this November.”

 

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