Trail-blazing Art Collective to Exhibit at Project Contemporary Artspace.
The Visual Arts Collective from Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts (WHSPA) is showcasing its inaugural graduation exhibition at the Project Contemporary Artspace, Keira Street, Wollongong. The exhibition will be on from Tuesday 7 October through to Sunday 19 October, with the opening night Friday 10th October at 6pm.
The Visual Arts Collective is a selective, specialist class at WHSPA, with a dedicated focus on visual creativity and design. The Collective is part of the School’s auditioned Gifted and Talented Students Program. To get a place in the Collective, students are auditioned and have to demonstrate a natural aptitude, practical refinement and most importantly, a passion for the Visual Arts.
Over the four year program Collective members are offered extension programs in all forms of Visual Arts media including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic design and printmaking. Their studio practice is reinforced with intensive art history and theory lessons, an annual photography prize and short film night.
Students are also offered practical extension lessons with trained artists, such as Jasmin Carter the 2014 artist-in-residence at Wollongong City Gallery. Collective members also benefit from frequent art excursions, exhibitions, studios and museum tours.
This exhibition at Project Contemporary Artspace will be the graduating show where students play the role of curator, showcasing the work of Year 10 2014.
Opening Night will start with guest speaker, Ms Debbie Lowe, Director, Public Schools NSW Wollongong North Network introducing the works and student body.
Many of the graduating Collective class will chose to study Visual Arts for their HSC, and this program has assisted them in setting up partnerships with the Visual Arts community. They have been fortunate to have been taught by the dedicated art teaching team at WHSPA: Peter Hewitt, Kate Stehr and Saxon Reynolds, who are all practising artists and have also exhibited at Project Contemporary Artspace.
Collective Class 2014
Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts
Year 10 Auditioned Gifted and Talented Students Annual Art Show
Project Contemporary Artspace
255 Keira Street, Wollongong
Opening Friday 10th October
6pm for 6:30pm
For more information, please contact, Liane Pfister, 0421 027279, firstname.lastname@example.org