Schools show art by stu­dents at SAM

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Shep­par­ton Art Mu­seum’s endof-year school art exhibitions for 2014, Self/Ex­pres­sion and The Art Room, opened on Fri­day, Jan­uary 23.

The of­fi­cial launch and cel­e­bra­tory evening event is sched­uled for Fri­day, Jan­uary 30, when stu­dents and teach­ers are back for the new school year.

The exhibitions high­light the achieve­ments of stu­dents who par­tic­i­pate in visual art cour­ses in both pri­mary and sec­ondary schools from across the Goul­burn Val­ley re­gion.

Both exhibitions high­light skill and cre­ativ­ity in ap­proaches to art­mak­ing as well as con­fi­dence and sen­si­tiv­ity with re­gards to sub­ject mat­ter and in com­mu­ni­cat­ing ideas about the world and ex­pe­ri­ences of it.

Short­listed art­works for Self/ Ex­pres­sion present the best Year 11 and Year 12 art­work by stu­dents com­plet­ing VCE Stu­dio Arts and VCE Art in this re­gion.

SAM visual arts ed­u­ca­tor Rhonda Chrisan­thou said there were 36 stu­dents from both Years 11 and 12 who sub­mit­ted ap­pli­ca­tions for Self/Ex­pres­sion.

‘‘Four­teen stu­dents were short­listed from a large field. Se­lected art­work in­cludes a num­ber of pho­to­graphic images and in­stal­la­tion works that range in themes, ap­proaches and re­flect so­cial and per­sonal con­cerns,’’ she said.

Art­work by se­nior stu­dents will be dis­played in SAM’s Craw­ford Ste­wart Gallery.

Sec­ondary schools rep­re­sented in Self/Ex­pres­sion in­clude: Co­bram Sec­ondary Col­lege, Dookie Col­lege, Goul­burn Val­ley Gram­mar School, McGuire Col­lege, Mooroopna Sec­ondary Col­lege, Notre Dame Col­lege, Rush­worth P-12 Col­lege, Shep­par­ton Christian Col­lege, Shep­par­ton High School, St Au­gustines Col­lege Kyabram and Wan­ganui Park Sec­ondary Col­lege.

Eight pri­mary schools sub­mit­ted ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for The Art Room. Teach­ers were in­vited to se­lect their own short­list and have as­sisted in the pre­sent­ing art­work for dis­play in the East­bank Cen­tre Foyer.

The dis­play fea­tures art­works by stu­dents from Year 1 through to Year 10. Class­work is highly var­ied and in­cludes mixed me­dia, draw­ing and paint­ing and presents an ar­ray of sub­jects, themes and ap­proaches to art-mak­ing.

Schools rep­re­sented in The Art Room in­clude: Co­bram Sec­ondary Col­lege, Euroa Pri­mary School Goul­burn Val­ley Gram­mar School, Guthrie St Pri­mary School, Kialla West Pri­mary school, McGuire Col­lege, Notre Dame Col­lege, Nu­murkah Sec­ondary Col­lege and Nu­murkah Pri­mary School.

Self/Ex­pres­sion and The Art Room will be on dis­play un­til Fe­bru­ary 22 and will be ac­com­pa­nied by The Ren­nie El­lis Show, cur­rently show­ing.

En­try is free. SAM is open seven days from 10 am to 4 pm (pub­lic hol­i­days 1 pm to 4 pm).

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