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Student art show a huge success

An art exhibition showcasing the work of Central Regional TAFE Visual Art students was a resounding successful with a large number of pieces snapped up by discerning art buyers.

Central Regional TAFE hosted the exhibition titled An Eclectic Collective at its Geraldton campus to celebrate the work of graduating Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts students from the Midwest.

Over 200 people attended the annual event to support up and coming local artists Bridget Baldock, Natalie Bruce, Sally Capewell, Sarah Edge, Cam Fitzgerald, Julie Furness, Jodie Groves, Bryony Hall, Aly Hammond, Kayla McMillan, Brianna Perriam, Vicki Hardy, Elle Santarelli, Gemma Simkin and Michelle Symonds.

CRTAFE Art Lecturer Lexie Lazenby said she was extremely proud of all the work the students had produced this year.

“It has been a fabulous year, we have all become one big family,” Ms Lazenby said.

“All the students should be really proud of the work on show here tonight. They have all worked extremely hard and I think the results speak for themselves.”

Central Regional TAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman congratulated all the students and staff who were involved in putting together the exhibition.

“These wonderful works are the efforts of 15 individuals, Diploma and Advanced Diploma students, all hard working visionary creatives who commenced their journey in February this year,” Mr Swetman said.

“Throughout the year they have covered a lot of technical and theoretical areas and the work here tonight is finished to a professional level.”

Mr Swetman said he was really pleased that while other Visual Art Departments are sadly closing sections of their delivery programs across the country, Central Regional TAFE was bucking the trend and diversifying and growing their Creative Arts department.

“An exciting venture that has been in the planning pipeline for three years now is the opening of the new gallery. This gallery space is a fantastic addition to the Art department and indeed the college as a whole. It will operate as a training gallery where students will learn how to curate, hang and open an exhibition,” Mr Swetman explained.

“The gallery is also open to the public for hire, which is fantastic for the Midwest arts community after the sad closing of a local community gallery earlier this year.”                                                   

If you are interested in studying Visual Arts in 2019 or would like information on any classes on offer at Central Regional TAFE contact 1800 672 700 or visit www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au

Page last updated November 29, 2018