Bendigo art students support sick children

BENDIGO South East College students will put their art up for auction to raise money for the pediatric ward at Bendigo Health.

The year 10 students have created a series of contemporary impressionist-styled paintings to auction as part of Give Me Five for Kids.

Art teacher Alanah Brand said this was the first time the college had supported the initiative and she was hoping to raise $2000 for the hospital.

"It was a class idea," she said. 

"I wanted to show them how it is possible to make a difference in the community through art.

"It is as much about raising money as it is about raising awareness of the work of the hospital."

Miss Brand said the works were of a year 12 standard and were on display in the foyer of the Bendigo Centre.

She said while there were 21 individual works, her students had worked as a team during the painting process.

"They all built off each other.

"It was a great effort."

Year 10 art students Lauren, Taylor and Larah said they were all passionate about supporting the community.

"It is about generating that community spirit and helping out the hospital," Lauren said.

"That is what the school is about and we all happy to be involved."

Real estate agents DCK have offered to conduct the auction on Thursday June 19 at the Bendigo South East College Performing Arts Centre from 6pm.

The auction will start about 6.30pm. 

Visit to see some of the works. 

Give Me Five for Kids is an annual campaign aimed at raising money for Bendigo Health.

Visit for more information about the initiative. 


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