Pasifika theme inspires Pembroke pupils’ art

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Pembroke School pupils have created a colourful and dynamic Pasifika Art Exhibition which is open to the public today.

It is a culmination of a term’s work and has drawn a variety of Pacific Island-themed pieces from the children and a feature piece from each class. The work is on display in the school hall and includes a silent auction, where the public can bid on the feature pieces from each class.

Principal Brent Godfery said Pembroke had a number of Pacific Island students and this term the focus had been on Pacific art.

Each junior class had buddied up with a senior room to study a Pacific Island nation and have based their art around that study.

They have used a range of materials to create their works of art, which include mosaics, paintings, and prints.

“I’m really impressed, it’s absolutely fantastic work,” Mr Godfery said. Today is the last day the exhibition will be on display from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

“It’s great to get the parents involved and show them what the kids have been up to over the term,” he said.

Room Three’s feature piece had attracted the highest bid so far, at $100 yesterday.