In 2018 we celebrated our most successful show in the event’s five-year history. The art sales, gala evening tickets, raffles and auctions raised $92,000 – a 20% increase on the previous year. Student artworks featured in the exhibition also increased 30% on last year.
While raising money was an important focus for the volunteer team behind the school’s biggest annual fundraising event, the MAGS Art Show Committee says increased student involvement in the show and the collaborative efforts of the visual arts, performing arts and music departments were real highlights this year.
We exhibited more than 1000 artworks from established and emerging New Zealand artists, and MAGS visual arts students. The MAGS Art Show Committee funded all the show costs and are thrilled to be contributing a total of almost $70,000 to the MAGS Foundation.
Headmaster Patrick Drumm says proceeds from this year’s show will go toward seating and gathering spaces for the school’s growing student community, and to support the purchase of new instruments, new wardrobe facilities and the MAGS Artist in Residence programme
The MAGS Art Show Team would like to thank all the contributing artists, volunteers and supporters who made the show possible.
The success of this fundraising event also relies heavily on sponsors, suppliers and prize donations, so we would like to extend our grateful thanks for their generosity, with special thanks to our major sponsors ICG, Fuji Xerox and Barfoot & Thompson.