A snapshot into young minds - ArtRage
Published on 06 August 2019
ArtRage displays the works of over 100 students from schools and colleges across the state who are studying pre-tertiary visual arts. ArtRage opens at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 11 August with a Family Fun Day at the Gallery from 1pm to 4pm.
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said, “Each year ArtRage presents a varied exhibition with students responding to the environment, social media, identity and what it means to be at this important launching point of their lives. This year we are celebrating that creativity by holding a special Family Fun Day at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Included in the exhibition are artworks by students from Marist Regional College, Leighland Christian School, Smithton District, Hellyer College, Don College and more.”
The student artists have used many mediums and processes from analogue photography and traditional printmaking techniques to sculpture, video animation and 3D printing technology to explore their own creativity.
A Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery (QVMAG) travelling exhibition, the number of schools and colleges involved in ArtRage is steadily increasing. The support and dedication of teachers and art educators is pivotal in the success of the exhibition.
ArtRage exhibition curator Ashley Bird said “Artrage is a huge show to curate. From the initial selection to watching it all come together in the different galleries is pretty impressive. I am very fortunate to work with so many focused and passionate art educators who support ArtRage and provide their students with great experiences and opportunities.” He said.
The Burnie Regional Art Gallery is open free to the public from 10am to 4.30pm weekdays and the exhibition will continue until Thursday 19 September. Stay up to date with events and public programs that support exhibitions on the Gallery’s social media pages.
The Burnie Regional Art Gallery a Burnie City Council initiative and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
For further information and images please contact:
Regional Art Gallery Director
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
P 03 6430 5874