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Art Auction in Support of SPELADD


Sat 13 Oct 2012, 3:00pm

Where: Community Leisure Centre, 569 Fergusson St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • GA: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Speladd

In Hollywood if the first epic is successful produce a sequel. And that’s what the good folks at SPELADD are about to do. Following on from their inaugural non-reserve art auction held in April of this year, a second art auction is to be held on Saturday 13th October. Viewing of over fifty works of local and regional New Zealand art to be auctioned for charity will begin at 3PM and the auction will be conducted starting at 4PM. Over $10,000 worth of art has been donated to this unique charity fundraiser. More than 50 pieces of art: paintings, ceramics, photographs, sculpture and the like will come under the hammer to raise funds for SPELADD, a regional organisation that deals primarily with young people who have specific learning difficulties, dyslexia and difficulties with numeracy and who may suffer with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Asperger’s (High Functioning Autism) and related conditions.

Collected through the generosity of artists who have shown at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts since its establishment in 1997, the art available for purchase includes work by professional artists, students and ‘Sunday Afternoon’ painters. The range and variety of art donated for the auction hopefully will mean that there is something on offer for everyone. As a non-reserve auction it is hoped that all the works will sell. Only one work has a fixed reserve and that is an original John Bevan Ford which has a reserve to insure that it will sell for an amount worthy of its true value as few original works by this late, internationally prominent artist are currently available for purchase. The funds raised from this auction will assist the work of SPELADD, a significant regional organisation that provides services to the wider Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei and Tararua areas with the majority of its clientele residing in Palmerston North, Feilding, Levin and Pahiatua. SPELADD’s objective is to enable those persons with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders to function successfully in the community by providing information, assessment, support and tuition. The organisation’s focus is early intervention; its aim is to support those persons aged between 4 and 18 years of age. Essentially a volunteer organisation governed by a committee of seven it employs only two part-time staffers but assists over 250 persons yearly!

Through the generosity of many artists and the generosity of the bidders SPELADD will raise funds to assist the many clients that SPELADD sees in a year. Funds will go toward the costs of assessments, SPELADD tutors, the purchase of educational materials and specialist publications and to help underwrite the administration costs associated with running the organisation.

A five dollar entry fee applies; light refreshments with be provided. During the auction attendees will also be able to purchase works at or near their regular retail price instead of waiting for the work to come up for auction. As an event on behalf of a charitable organisation it is hoped that the bidders will dig deep to support SPELADD. Payment for successful bids or outright purchases is by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. Artwork will be available to be removed from the auction hall after payment is made. It is hoped that the public will turn out in sufficient numbers to make this event a real success for both SPELADD and those who will take home a real treasure.

Come join us for an evening of fun-raising as well as fundraising.

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