Spotlight on South Australia’s Artistic Youth
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is well underway and this year a new event has been introduced to the agenda.
For the first time the School Art Show (SAS) will be featured, showcasing the artistic talents of primary and high school students from South Australia.
Each school will select artworks by their students to be displayed in the show, which has no prizes, no sales and no judging.
SAS committee member, Andrew Robertson was at the recent SALA School Art Show Committee meeting and reported general agreement that, “the event will create an authentic learning experience for young people”.
“It will engage students in the broader arts community which helps them feel connected to their community and their world.
“It motivates students to do their best work as they know it’s going to be seen by others.”
Andrew says the SALA School Art Show is not a competition at this stage, but rather that it values everyone’s work equally.
“We aim to involve schools further along the Fleurieu Peninsula and to make an arts wide event, including music, art, dance and drama held across several venues within the area over a month-long period.
“As the art exhibitions are held within the schools, it is also a chance for schools to show off their architecture and design and a chance for the community to come and see some amazing school buildings.”
The exhibition will be open to the public on August 26 and 27.