Tainui School pupils Harry (left, 5) and Jonty (7) Townsend
admire Jonty's entry in the Peninsula Art Exhibition at
Bayfield High School. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Peninsula school pupils have been having a colourful week
with their combined schools art exhibition.
''It's our annual art week, where we celebrate art. It
creates a nice sense of community, by bringing all the
schools together,'' Bayfield High School art teacher Sophia
Pupils from St Brigid's, Andersons Bay, Tainui, Tahuna
Intermediate, Grants Braes, Musselburgh, Macandrew Bay, Broad
Bay and Portobello schools were inspired by artists such as
Colin McCahon, Nigel Brown, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van
Themes included van Gogh's bedroom made from paper bags,
masquerade masks, self-portraits of the young artists as they
imagined themselves looking when they are 70 and the aurora
australis as seen from Dunedin.
''The exhibition has a significant history. Each school has
one winner and one highly commended. It's a big deal to even
get your work selected for the exhibition,'' Ms Darling said.
An award ceremony was held at Bayfield on Tuesday night and
the exhibition is on in the Bayfield High School hall daily
Results were (first and highly commended)
.-Harry Saunders and Aleece Mulholland (Andersons Bay),
Charlotte Owens and Parker Dougherty (Broad Bay), Georgia
Copeman and Charlotte Neill (Grants Braes), Ella Caird and
Petra McNutt Milne (Macandrew Bay), Eli Tuivaii and Ari
Griffith (Musselburgh), Dion Reid and Ngaio Davidson-Duell
(Portobello), Lewis Green-Brough and Nixie Pepers (St
Brigid's), Kirsty Little and Hannah Hobbs (Tahuna) and Emma
Fraser and Abby Gilfedder (Tainui).