Fundraise in Style: The Art for Kids evening of fashion and art

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Art for Kids, an exclusive evening of fashion and art is happening at the Tauranga Art Gallery on September 8, 2018. The event is a fundraiser for the hugely beneficial ArtBus; a free service The Gallery provides to local school children. Come along, sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous canapés as you view the latest fashion, live entertainment and art!

The highlight of the event is a high-end fashion show, featuring 16 top NZ designers including a few not seen before in the Bay: Wynn Hamlyn, Raw Artistry and Marle. But come earlier to browse the latest Art Gallery exhibitions, including Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration – that’s a truly inspiring experience!

Continue the evening with an exclusive gin bar experience, styled by Shaye Woolford of On My Hand, and supported by the soulful, smooth sounds of Lisa Tomlins, who has sung with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Neil Finn and Hollie Smith.

A live auction of luxury fashion, art and lifestyle items, lead by Brendon Weatherley, from Eves Realty, will conclude the night. Among exclusive items to bid on are a private perfume master class hosted by Benny Castles of WORLD, an exclusive Auckland art experience with private tours, or a champagne master class hosted by Pernod Ricard New Zealand’s champagne ambassador.

The beneficiaries of the night are the 11,000+ school children who come to the Tauranga Art Gallery on the ArtBus.

Support the fundraiser by buying your ticket today at artgallery.org.nz.

The fashion team who put together the fashion show: Jo Page (started her career modelling in the late 60’s in Auckland and has also modelled in Sydney and London. With this experience, retail background and ten years as part of the renowned Tarnished Frocks and Divas team, she has been invaluable in pulling together the fashion portion of the Art for Kids fundraiser), Sarah Barry of The Flower and Willow World (contributes her New Zealand Fashion Week experience to the Art for Kids fashion event. Sarah is the driving force behind jewellery brand The Flower and Willow World, with 15% of profits going towards maternal mental health organisations), Donna Dinsdale (an educator at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Tauranga on the Bachelor of Creative Industries, specialising in fashion design. Encouraging, nurturing and sharing art experiences is what Donna does every day, so extending this to the Art for Kids fundraiser was a no-brainer for this creative lady).