Ruby McCallum Wins People’s Choice Art Award

Date: 6th June 2019

The Creator’s Room is a new organisation which launched in Christchurch in July 2018. The initiative aims to provide Christchurch Secondary School’s Senior Visual Art students (Year 11-13) with a platform to sell their works and be recognised for their talents. A total of 1,282 artworks across 16 Christchurch secondary schools were submitted and 15 top artists were identified, amongst these select few was our very own Ruby McCallum (Y13). 

This year’s exhibition was held in the iconic Deloitte Building (Level 1, 151 Cambridge Terrace) from 23-26 May, members of the public were invited along to view the artworks and place a silent auction bid to buy the pieces – Ruby’s three artworks sold for a total of $2075. And she took out the supreme award – People’s Choice Award for her work ‘The Breadmaker’. 

We congratulate Ruby for her success and will watch her future progress with interest as SMC continues a strong tradition of nurturing outstanding artistic achievement. 


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