Reserves of $5 to $6000


Queenstown’s St Joseph’s School PTA is assembling artwork for its biennial auction fundraiser on September 1. 

PTA member Maria Thomson (left) and parent Tracey van Herel are pictured with works by local artists Hope Gibbons, Joanna Braithwaite, Brendon Sole and Cherie Dixon. 

Other artists include Alan Waters, Simon Morrison-Deaker and Rachel Errington. 

Thomson says the mediums range from mixed media paintings to sculpture, glass and ceramics, styles from conservative to extract, and reserve prices from $5 to about $6000. 

Eight classes have also each contributed a work of art. 

Funds raised will go towards improving students’ opportunities to partake in sport, art and curricular extension programmes, and towards upgrading the playground. 

The last auction in 2010 raised $10,000. Artwork can be viewed on the school’s Facebook page and at the auction venue, Rydges hotel, from 2-4pm on September 1. 

Tickets for the event, from 6.30pm, cost $15 and are on sale at the school and at Rydges on the night.