Students Show Creativity
Author: Fairfax NZ News - Southland Times 14/04/2012
Date posted: 16/04/12
Southern Institute of Technology students are learning to organise their own exhibitions, as entries from Southland high schools have flooded in for the Invercargill Illuminate exhibition this weekend.
The 60 entries from high schools throughout Southland have been hung in the SIT gallery in Don St. Judges walked through yesterday morning, before an awards ceremony and official opening of Illuminate last night.
Gail Beker, who is doing a BA in applied media art, said the professional practices paper – which included co-ordinating Illuminate – was good organisational experience for artists in the course.
"I've learned a lot about what is required of me as an artist," she said.
Student art that had come through from ages 12 to 24 had been hugely diverse, from painting to photography.
"What has come through so far is really creative – it's astonishing what comes out of the mind," she said.
The youth exhibition is organised by the Invercargill Youth Action team, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development, Creative Communities Invercargill and SIT.
The Illuminate exhibition will run until April 27.