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Pirinoa pupils show artistic side

Burnside Church committee with some of the Pirinoa School pupils. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED

John Lazo-Ron
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A range of the artwork Pirinoa School pupils produced for the school’s art show.

Budding artists from Pirinoa School showcased their talent to the community at first-ever art show.

More than 100 people piled into Burnside Church in Pirinoa over three days to see the creative displays, including paintings, sketches, photographs, sculptures, prints and some special drawings of Burnside Church.

Pirinoa School teacher and one of the show’s organisers Natalie Lagah was delightfully surprised by the turnout over the three days.

“It was amazing, a lot of fun. We had people visiting that we didn’t expect,” she said.

“We had a range of people who don’t have kids at school, the South Wairarapa District Mayor Alex Beijen, members of the local community, whanau, and even some visitors from out of the area, so that made it so much more special.”

Lagah said many of the pupils were stunned with how creative they were, producing some of their best-ever pieces of artwork.

“They were blown away,” she said.

“Mainly by the quality of work they produced and just how creative they could be. They didn’t think they had it in them.

“We were also blown away by the talent and determination the children showed in creating various art pieces in a range of mediums throughout this term.

“So when the students went up and saw it all in the church for themselves, it made it that much more exciting.”

The pupils’ art pieces were also sold in the form of calendars, prints, cards and albums for between $30-$80.

The money made from the sales will go toward funding new basketball hoops and an upgrade the school’s playground.

Due to the art show’s initial success, Lagah said the school was now looking to continue with the art show in every non-production year.

She said the school was thankful to the Burnside Church committee for letting them use the church for their art show and were grateful to everyone who bought the children’s art.

 

 

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