Students keen to show off art
Timaru art students have been busy putting the finishing touches on some colourful work in the lead up to the annual Polychrome exhibition which opened on Thursday at the Aigantighe Art Gallery.
Art tutor Mike Armstrong said there had been an art school in Timaru for more than 100 years, and it had always held an annual end-of-year show.
Armstrong said a mixture of Ara students and Otago Polytechnic students, from Levels 4, 5 and 6, would exhibit works in the show.
Paintings, drawings, sculptures and digital artwork were all on display. ‘‘We’ve got a very nice range of work.’’
He said part of being an artist was exhibiting, as it was a way of giving back to the community.
Level 4 certificate student Alysha Calder, 18, of Temuka, had contributed 10 different works to the show.
Calder said she had been looking forward to having her works hung in the gallery.
‘‘It’s exciting, I’ve always wanted to show my work off in a gallery.’’
Level 4 art and media student Ruby Hurtig, 18, enjoyed drawing and said she had been eagerly anticipating the show.
‘‘I like it because it’s basically what art is supposed to be - shown off for everyone to see.’’
The exhibition runs until November 19.