Thank you to everyone who attended on Saturday 8 September 2018

The event was a sell out and we reached our fundraising target! 

Photos and video of the evening will be shared with you all shortly. 

VIP $175 / General $125

Note: Half of your ticket cost will be donated to Art for Kids; raising money for the Art Bus.
VIP’s receive 3 complimentary drinks, front row seats and a luxury goodie bag. General - 2 complimentary drinks.  

Fundraise in Style

The Art for Kids fundraiser is an exclusive evening of fashion and art.

Hosted at the Tauranga Art Gallery to raise money for the hugely beneficial ArtBus, this event promises to be like no other!

Come along to sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous canapés as you view the latest fashion, live entertainment and art. Leading you through the evening are MCs Brian Kelly from Coast and The Café host Mel Homer (MixFM / The Café).

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Art Exhibition

On arrival receive your complimentary glass of champagne, bid on silent auction items and browse the latest exhibition, Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration.
Sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners, with world renowned designers and artists, including Workshop, WORLD, Reuben Paterson and many more, it’s the perfect show to get you warmed up for the main event.

Fashion Event

The highlight of the evening will be a fabulous fashion event. For the first time in the Bay, leading fashion designers will come together to showcase Summer 2018 collections. This will be your exclusive opportunity to see their latest designs before they hit the shelves.
Designers include Blak, Chaos & Harmony, Marle, Moochi, NYNE, Raw Artistry, Repertoire, RPM, Sisters and Wynn Hamlyn. And we’re excited to present emerging local talent with a selection of award winning garments by Toi Ohomai Bachelor of Creative Industries Fashion students and graduates.

Luxury Auction

Have fun chancing on raffles and bidding on luxury lifestyle, art and fashion goods in the live auction run by Brendon Weatherley, Eves. All proceeds go towards the Art Bus, a free service that enables 11,000 local schools to take part in Tauranga Art Gallery education programmes.
Auction highlights include:
  • Discover a world of scent at a private perfume master class hosted by Benny Castles of WORLD
  • Hang out with Auckland art stars and visit their studios, then be hosted at the Auckland Art Gallery with a private tour of the New Zealand collection
  • Bid on some of the latest looks for Summer 2018 before they reach the stores
  • Invite 10 friends to a champagne master class hosted by Pernod Ricard New Zealand’s champagne ambassador

Live Entertainment

Be entertained by performer Lisa Tomlins who has sung with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Neil Finn and Hollie Smith. Lisa is joined by Ben Wilcock on the keys.


Tauranga Art Gallery wishes to thank the many people and businesses that are supporting this fundraiser

Drawing on local and Fashion Week New Zealand experience the fashion event is being produced by well-known stylists Jo Page, Donna Dinsdale and Sarah Barry of Flower & Willow World. Together they are supported by the professional modelling and styling team from Mount Models and BLA─ć Cosmetics.

Spaces in the gallery are being styled by Shaye Woolford of On My Hand Styling & Flora, with furniture supplied by L.L. Furniture Hire. Photography Swift & Click and videography Bad Panda Productions
Project angels: Marama Mateparae, Heidi Douglas, Dayna Comeskey & Etanah Lalau
It takes a village to grow a child. Tauranga Art Gallery would also like to acknowledge Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and TECT for their ongoing support of the ArtBus and our community development programmes.

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