Welcome To The 2020 Baradene Art Show

As of 15th August 2020

Introducing the 'Baradene Online Art Show'!

So now we are all in lockdown in Auckland for the next 11 days we know we will not be able to host a physical art show. In the wings we've been working hard looking at an online event and are proud to say we will be able to make this happen - thank you @inboxdesign!. All we need is our school and art community behind us! 

There are so many reasons why we still want to go ahead. Firstly, we want the chance to showcase some amazing art. Our artists have worked hard and we are so proud to present all this work to you. Secondly we want to embrace these crazy times and do what we can to bring some fun and entertainment to everyone. There is something for everyone in this 'Baradene Online Art show', from smaller ’shop’ items to large scale pieces.

So we thought we would start with answers to some of the questions we know you will have. We will also keep you informed as we progress through the week. 

What would the weekend look like?
The art show will be launched on Friday at 5:30pm. A link (or the equivalent) will be sent to our Gala ticket holders with the ability to purchase on the Baradene Art Show website. Gala ticket holders will have until midnight Friday 21st August to make any purchases. The link would then be released to the general public for the weekend until 5pm on Sunday 23rd August. Art would be available for collection when lockdown ends and would be collectable from Baradene.

We know the uncertainty of lockdown is difficult for many families. Our hope is that you are still able to support our event and perhaps see your Gala ticket as a donation to the school and our efforts in producing the Art Show this you.  However, if this is not possible we absolutely understand. Please email [email protected] and let us know if you would like your Gala night ticket refunded. If you have purchased a number of tickets please let us know the email addresses of the tickets to be refunded. This will mean that these ticket holders will not receive the link to purchase on the Friday night. If you are not a current Gala Ticket holder - you will be now able to purchase Gala Tickets which will allow you to have the link to purchase art on the Friday night. 

Over the weekend (and this coming week) we will be doing all we can on social media to create a sense of excitement. Help us along by liking and sharing our posts and commenting on our wonderful art. We will also be encouraging all our artists, patrons and supporters to have a beverage to hand at on Friday, perhaps to organise a zoom call amongst friends or house party or what’s app has a great call function which rings an entire group. Alternatively you don’t need to do any of this - its your choice obviously. We are looking to launch the event with a facebook live so make sure you like our Facebook page to be included.

That's about it for now -  we know this won't quite be the same as getting together in person but lets take the opportunity to keep this event alive - let’s make it fun. With your help we can do it!

About the Baradene Art Show

Now in its 31st year, this legendary event showcases over 750 works from more than 130 contemporary NZ artists, both established and emerging.

This Art Show is the Baradene College PTA's major annual fundraiser, with proceeds contributing greatly to the development and enhancement of facilities and learning opportunities for all students throughout the school.

Sincere thanks also to all our sponsors without whom this event would not be possible. We ask that you please support those businesses that support us.

Kate Saunders
Art Show Coordinator