Students are getting creative for community art exhibition

Hundreds of artworks will be on display at Raglan Area School in a community exhibition on Friday, September 7 from 6-8pm.

Students from across the junior and senior school have been exploring art through different curriculum areas, Head of Art Department Kerry Arlidge says.

“The exhibition is a celebration of all the areas within the school.”

For the senior art students, the exhibition will showcase work that will make-up their finals for NCEA art.

“It’s a cool opportunity. It makes you think about your work from a different perspective and it will be good to get feedback,” Sven Seddon says.

And the seniors are happy to share the limelight with their younger peers.

“It’s a great opportunity for the younger kids to show off their art and get some excitement from the exhibition,” Ashleigh Armstrong says.

True to Raglan’s zero waste spirit, upcycling and recycling will be a strong feature of the junior’s artwork.

The public exhibition is a first for the school and Kerry hopes it will become an annual community event.

The exhibition will be held in H Block’s long corridor with the adjacent classrooms and courtyards lit up with installation art work.

There will also be refreshments served in the top of H block, plus entertainment by senior student Emily Wiki and Joel Newport.

Janine Jackson