Welcome

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.


Save the dates in the diary!  9th – 11th of November 2018
Opening Friday Night Gala, on-line ticket sales from 6 Sep. 


Welcome to the 9th Orakei School hosted, Art Exhibition and Sale event! 

The Friends of Orakei School (FOS) Art Exhibition event team are once again expecting to secure an amazing group of talendted artists for 2018.  With artworks priced to suit all budgets, anywhere from $100 to $5,000+, we will be looking to offer works from over 100 New Zealand &/or International artists, including established and up-and-coming talent.

FUNDRAISING:  As a charitable trust, FOS is a volunteer organisation that works solely for the benefit of Orakei School. With the continuing roll growth and the wonderful NEW building developments on site, we are excited to be able to continue fundraising for outdoor areas which will enable both our children and community to use these wonderful areas all year round.

This years Art Exhibition plans are well underway. We will open the event with our popular Friday night Gala evening, offering ticket holders the first chance to view the art on sale and is an opportunity to meet and mingle with many of the exhibiting artists. We will also be running an entertaining ‘charity auction’ on the Gala night, selling our special collection of collaborative artworks produced by our classrooms, who are excited to once again have the opportunity to work together with some amazing volunteer artists!  Gala Night tickets will be available to purchase from the 6th of September (with on-line purchases available).  The Gala ticket price will include tray-serviced food & refreshments. The exhibition will then open to general public viewing over Saturday & Sunday, times are from 10am to 4pm each day.

The 2018 Art Exhibition promises to be another enjoyable experience for art enthusiasts.  This event also looks to bring the wider community together to view and celebrate the success of our wonderful Orakei School.  So if you have a business, and would like to be involved in supporting this event it’s a good opportunity to demonstrate your products/services to the wider Orakei community and of course you will certainly be supporting the local children of Orakei School too!

For more event information or if you have any questions, please contact Melanie Esplin (021) 635 874 or Jo Coutts on (027) 4881456
…or the Art Ex team e-mail orakeiartex@outlook.co.nz
…or contact the School Office on (09) 521 0657.  Tickets will also be available to purchase at the office from the 6th of September.

Thank you in advance for supporting Orakei School.

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Esplin on behalf of the             and          Matthew Crumpton
Friends of Orakei School                                    Principal, Orakei School
Art Ex & Sale event team