Fleurieu student artists’ time to shines at SALA Festival exhibition

ARTY: Front, Victor R-7 students Annika, Fergus and Darcy, back, Rebekah (Investigator), Mihkayla (Encounter), Georgia (VHHS), and Dylan and Bethany (Investigator).
ARTY: Front, Victor R-7 students Annika, Fergus and Darcy, back, Rebekah (Investigator), Mihkayla (Encounter), Georgia (VHHS), and Dylan and Bethany (Investigator).

Art created by students of all ages will adorn the walls of Victor Harbor R-7 School this weekend as part of the SALA Festival. 

Around 600 pieces by local young people from kindergarten up to year 12 make up this year’s School Art Show.

There are drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media pieces which the public is invited to view from 9am to 4pm on August 24 to 27.

Investigator College visual art and photography teacher Zoe Crichton said the show gave a chance to exhibit without the pressure of public and established artist entries.

“As it only involves school age students, and is work completed during their art classes, it is a fair way of allowing students to have a taste of exhibiting their work in preparation for community shows such as both Goolwa and Victor Harbor Rotary Art Shows and Colour Me Senseless,” she said.

“As the exhibition is hosted at the schools, there is a big buzz during the set up and opening of the hosting school, as it gives other students outside of the visual art classroom a chance to see a lot more of what goes on. This encourages a sense of pride in our visual art students.

“It is an exhibition that is one of a kind as it involves a large partnership between the schools and community involved in the preparation and actual event. Plans are to invite schools as far as Strathalbyn and Yankilla and look at making this an arts-wide showcase.”

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