Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 8 August 2 – 3-30pm
From the Peninsula to the Islands is a charitable exhibition in support of Project Samoa, an initiative to raise funds for the small Samoan community, Lotopue which was affected by the 2009 tsunami. The village has two very under-resourced schools, Vaisuli College and Lotopue Primary School. This exhibition will enable the students to raise money for this community and help the schools by setting up a foundation to fund Takapuna Grammar School to travel to Samoa and teach English.
The initiative for Project Samoa was developed by Takapuna Grammar School International Baccalaureate students as part of the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme, to build ongoing support and deepen the relationship and existing ties between both communities. Already this year a group of students travelled to Lotopue to donate sporting and educational equipment to the primary school. We are excited at the scope of this project and look forward to working with the students. It’s a great opportunity to make a real difference for this small Samoan community.
Artwork has been kindly donated by Matthew Browne, Matthew Dowman, Robyn Gibson, John Horner, Gregor Kregar, Sean McDonnell, Julian McKinnon, Ireen Potter, Francis Potter, Bruce Potter, Katherine Simpson, Henry Symonds, Sheyne Tuffery, Michel Tuffery, Annie White, Rohan Wealleans and Evan Woodruffe.