Education

Cutting-edge student art

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June 01, 2017

St Marys Of The Angels Secondary College, Nathalia student Megan Fisher's "Natures Lullaby".

Yarrawonga College P-12 student Hannah Birthiset's piece titled "Figure".

Sacred Heart College Yarrawonga student Amara Johnstone's piece "Beyond The Reflection".

Drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and photography are just some of the mediums you will see at the Young at Art exhibition in Nathalia.

Young at Art is a G.R.A.I.N. Store initiative that aims to showcase student talent from across the Moira Shire and includes a range of thought-provoking and magical pieces.

G.R.A.I.N. Store curator Ken Wong said he was delighted with the works submitted for the exhibition from more than 40 years 9 to 12 students from across Moira.

‘‘The standard and diversity of works we have to show is extremely pleasing,’’ he said.

‘‘Along with some excellent examples of traditional art skills and subjects, there are some quite cutting-edge works of modern contemporary art.’’

Mr Wong pointed to Amara Johnstone’s photograph Beyond the Reflection as a work that would sit quite comfortably in many contemporary art galleries in Melbourne and Sydney.

‘‘The quality of the work in this exhibition is a testament to the standard of teaching in creative practice throughout the Moira Shire,’’ he said.

‘‘In a world facing many problems, it is critical that we nurture the creativity of our young people to build their self-confidence and belief that they have the capacity to find solutions.’’

The exhibition is supported by Moira Shire Council and will be officially opened by Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland and Shepparton Art Museum director Dr Rebecca Coates on Sunday, June 4 at 2pm at the G.R.A.I.N. Store, 24 Blake St, Nathalia.

For more information visit www.thegrainstore.org or phone Ken Wong on 0419570846.

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