Budding Moira Shire artists are being given the chance to showcase their work at Nathalia’s G.R.A.I.N. Store. Shepparton Art Museum Foundation chair John Head launched the exhibition on Sunday, June 3.
The Endangered the art exhibition involves seven Moira Shire secondary schools.
The schools have contributed works which communicate the students’ interpretation of the theme and title.
The exhibition includes photography, printmaking, sculpture and drawing demonstrating a range of mediums and techniques.
Schools involved in the exhibition are Numurkah, Cobram and Nathalia secondary colleges, Glenvale School, St. Mary of the Angels, , Yarrawonga P-12 and Sacred Heart College, Yarrawonga, and students from Year 7 to Year 12 are represented.
In launching the exhibition, Mr Head linked the theme to the arts, suggesting people needed to invest in the arts as it was a viable and exciting tourist industry which could inject much into rural economies.
The show is a celebration of young artists and an important chance for people to see how art could emphasise and bring awareness to issues.
The exhibition closes on Saturday, July 14, and is one of two youth events at the gallery.
The second event showcases he musical skills of regional performers when St Mary of the Angels VET music class presents Below and Beyond.
Organised by student Ruby Wyatt Carter, the public performance at the G.R.A.I.N. Store is an assessment task for the class, which represents students from St Mary’s in Nathalia and St Augustine’s in Kyabram.
Ruby performed at the exhibition opening, providing the audience with a taste of what is to come on Friday. The performance is on Friday from 7pm at G.R.A.I.N. Store, Blake St, Nathalia.
Tickets are $5 for students and G.R.A.I.N. Store members and $10 for adults and are available at the door or from the store before the event.