(Back row, from left) Josephine Tarasiewicz (9), Holly
Bettis (9), Zhemera Marsh (11), Ariana Barr (10), Emmy
Pritchard (10), Ryker Green (10), Jamie Le Comte (10),
Morgan Reeve (10), Libby Holdridge (11), Tessa Malthus
(10), Emma Edwards (11) and Georgia McLean (10). (Front
row, from left) James Cameron (6), James Freeman (6), Luke
Northey (6), Gemma Pickering (5) and Mila Tarasiewicz (5).
Photo by Linda Robertson.
Art begets art on the Otago Peninsula.
Macandrew Bay School pupils have been making art so they can
learn more about the subject from local professional artists.
The children completed a large painting yesterday which will
be the centrepiece of the Peninsula Art and Craft Auction on
All 160 pupils at the school contributed to the acrylic work;
from the youngest to the oldest.
''Every two years we have the auction and then use the money
to fund artist visits to the school for the next two years.
So we use the arts to fund the arts,'' Macandrew Bay School
principal Bernadette Newlands said yesterday.
''We get two or three local artists coming to the school to
teach and the pupils get to extend their art practice.''
The pupils created the painting of Macandrew Bay over the
past month, under the tutelage of peninsula artist Erin
''We're looking at doing the design on greeting cards, so all
the children's parents can have a copy of the painting,'' Mrs
Anson said. The auction, in the Guthrie Pavilion, Andersons
Bay, will include more than 90 works.