Student artwork to be sold for SPCA

11 November 2020

Student artwork to be sold for SPCA

A Box of Issues is the name of special fundraising exhibition to benefit the Whangārei SPCA, organised and run by NorthTec students.

The group of Applied Arts students have mounted a 'pop-up' exhibition of their artwork in a shipping container shop on NorthTec's Raumanga campus. Their goal is to sell their artwork and designs to help raise money for Whangārei's SPCA animal shelter.

Fittingly, their artwork responds to second-hand items they each selected from one of Whangārei's SPCA two opportunity shops, in Kamo Road, Kamo and in Port Road. Using this object as a 'springboard', the students then created an artwork exploring concepts and topical issues inspired by the object.
Animal cruelty and neglect is sadly on the rise throughout New Zealand, and the SPCA relies on donations to help keep it running. The students see this exhibition as a chance for other students, NorthTec staff and members of the public to purchase and own an original piece of artwork and/or an awesome-looking tea towel, all at very reasonable prices, whilst also supporting the SPCA.

Situated between the Apprentice Café and the Geoff Wilson Gallery, the Container Shop will be open tomorrow and Friday, 13 November and then from Monday, 16 November to Thursday, 19 November, from 11am to 4pm. Twenty per cent of all sales will be donated to the SPCA. 

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