We're saving school students art from the skip. The final
countdown is on for our inaugural art exhibition being held in
Christchurch's CBD this May.
We are well aware of the incredible artwork that is created at a
school level and, more often than not, these student art folios
filled with fabulous works end up either in a deep, dark corner of
their parents' garage or in the skip.
The Creators' Room is a new organisation, founded in July 2018
by the pair of us, Charlotte Sherratt and Sophie Paterson. The
initiative aims to provide Senior Visual Artist students (Year
11-13) with a platform to sell their works and be recognised for
More than 1,280 artworks from 16 Christchurch secondary schools
were submitted to our selection panel last year, with Riccarton
High School student Emma Patmore taking out the top scholarship
prize of $3,000.
50 student finalists make up The Creators' Room collection for
our 2019 exhibition. They will exhibit alongside 20 guest artists
from around Canterbury including work by Amelia Guild, Ben Reid,
Mark Soltero, Rebecca Stewart, Sarah Anderson, Michelle Lawrence,
Kate and Phoebe Senior, Kate Rivers and Anneke Stewart. There will
be approximately 130 works in total exhibited with prices ranging
from $200 - $800 for the students works.
The online gallery going live in May (www.thecreatorsroom.co.nz)
will be selling limited edition prints of the students work.
We are on a mission to connect these creators with collectors
and help dispel some of the barriers for young artists, such as
lack of confidence, funds, and knowledge of how to market
themselves in the early days of creating. To do this we fund the
framing of the original works for exhibition and the reproduction
of limited edition prints.
We are seeking funding to help cover some of the scary costs of
the exhibition including the venue, installation costs, display
wall hire and event marketing.
The exhibtion is being held from May 23-26 in the iconic
Deloitte Building, Level 1, 151 Cambridge Terrace,