Animal artwork on display

May 29, 2018

Sun of the sea designed by St Mary of the Angels Secondary College students.

Work by Cobram Secondary College students.

Drawing by Yarrawonga College P-12 students.

Numurkah Secondary College artwork.

Students from seven Moira Shire secondary schools will have their work featured in an upcoming exhibition at The G.R.A.I.N Store in Nathalia.

Students from Years 7 to 12 contributed pieces of work that communicate their own interpretation of the exhibition theme, Endangered.

Featuring photography, printmaking, sculptures and drawings, the exhibition demonstrates a range of mediums and techniques.

The G.R.A.I.N Store’s administrator Kristen Retallick said it was wonderful to see students exploring ways to deal with such important issues via art.

‘‘It is a very powerful vehicle to communicate ideas and make others aware of what can be done to conserve and protect elements of our environment that have become vulnerable,’’ she said.

Endangered will run for six weeks, with the opening this Sunday at 2pm.

SAM Foundation chairman John Head will open the exhibition and will provide his own insights into the work on display.

Students covered everyday issues such as climate change, native species and the state of our oceans through their artwork, while some students delved deeper to explore habitat protection and the destruction of natural environments.

Ms Retallick said the G.R.A.I.N Store was committed to giving young artists such as these the opportunity to have their work displayed publicly.

‘‘The gallery strives to highlight the significance of the contribution from emerging artists as well as that of established artists in the region,’’ she said.

‘‘This show is a celebration of these young artists and an important opportunity for people to see the way that art can emphasise and bring awareness to worthy issues.’’

The G.R.A.I.N Store is located at 24 Blake St, Nathalia. Endangered, the exhibition, will run from Sunday to Saturday, July 14.

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