What is VEFA?
The Vauxhall School Exhibition of Fine Art (VEFA) is held every two years and is the school’s major fundraiser. VEFA celebrates the vitality and vibrancy of the arts and the flow-on benefits art provides our children and community. Since its inception in 2007 by artist parents at the school, VEFA has grown into a popular art event supported by New Zealand artists and enjoyed by thousands of visitors from all over Auckland.
We are thrilled to welcome many leading artists back to VEFA this year including Rob Tucker, Derek Henderson, Michel Tuffery, Reuben Paterson, Hayley King (Flox), Jenni Stringleman, Cathy Carter, Kiya Nancarrow, Greer Clayton, Ray Haydon, Anna Stitchbury, Matt Payne, Simon McIntyre, Bronwyn Abbott and John Parker as well as many other popular and emerging artists. VEFA 2018 will boast a large and diverse collection of artistic genres including glass, ceramics, sculpture, weaving, photography, paintings and more – all of which are available to purchase throughout the event. The proceeds (less the artist commission) go directly to the school. Entry to the exhibition is free, and the wide range of art and pricing offers something for everyone.
Friday 8th June - Gala Opening - 7:00pm - midnight
The evening includes live entertainment, a live auction, canapés and fine wine. It is a ticketed event and provides the opportunity to view and purchase art before the exhibition is open to the public over the weekend.
Saturday 9th June - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Free public fine art exhibition continues alongside live art demos and inspiring art workshops for all ages and interests.
Sunday 10th June - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Free public fine art exhibition continues alongside live art demos, workshops and a FREE family festival day which will include;
Create a giant 'Box City'
Relax in Tee-Pee village
Dance to our DJ
Weave a giant Dream Catcher
Get festival ready in our Kidchella tent with jewels, hair braids, tattoos and hair chalk
Ride the Bouncy Slide
Pop-corn and delicious treats
There will also be Play-doh, Toys in the Park and Musical Instruments to play with for the little ones!
NB: Some images displayed on this website are representations of the artist's work and may not necessarily be available for purchase at the exhibition.
This year we are lucky enough to have the support of Justin Mitchell of New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty who is the Premier sponsor of the event and will play a key role in the Gala Night Auction.
Many thanks to all the business's and individuals who contribute to VEFA 2018, click here for a directory of our sponsors, supporters and friends.