The art of Alchemy
ALCHEMY is the latest student art exhibition from our local TAFE Diploma of Visual Arts course.
Each year, graduating students of the two-year diploma course organise and run a group exhibition, highlighting works developed during the course.
The exhibition will open at 6pm on November 10 at Sawtell Art Gallery and will be open daily 10am-4pm, until November 20.
This project provides students with commercial and industry experience from developing concepts and a cohesive body of work, through to planning, budgeting, designing, marketing, curating and running the exhibition.
Aiming to showcase the evolution of the students, on display will be a diverse array of artistic styles and mediums that have been the culmination of their two-year journey.
“It’s been a privilege to be a part of the journey and seeing the students’ ideas come to life,” said Jo Elliott, a local artist and employee of the TAFE visual art department.
There will be a diverse selection of artworks to engage with, accompanied by speeches, nibbles, drinks and live music performed by local musician Peter Kaukiainen.
Everyone is invited to the opening and admission is free.
Although primarily associated with turning base metals into gold, alchemy, at its heart, is simply about transformation. Making art of any form is a process of transformation, whether it be creating new works from raw materials, or re-purposing old materials.
Sawtell Art Gallery is on the corner of Lyons Road and Bayldon Road, Sawtell, opposite the Bowls Club.
ON DISPLAY: TAFE students put the final touches on their exhibition pieces.