There are only a few hours left to check out the fascinating pieces created by the students from Benalla Flexible Learning Centre as part of their exhibition, 'Creativity Unlocked' .
As you will notice a lot of the artworks and creations have accompanying artist's statements which give the pieces a story and create a wonderful richness surrounding the artwork.
For example, Tara wrote about her mosaic 'Serene'... "After hearing about this exhibition, I wanted this to be in it, but as the deadline got closer and closer, I started having just a few doubts about getting it done in time. You probably could have made one of those dramatic slow motion yet 'inspirational' montages they put in movies with me slaving over this mosaic while silently complaining about my back hurting and wondering what the meaning of life is about all the while appearing completely nonchalant. But nonetheless I'm pleased with the result of this project!" Thank you Tara!!
Well done and thank you to the students on yet another successful and inspiring exhibition - it's wonderful to see such amazing creations by young local talent! And thank you to everyone who supported the exhibition by visiting and or purchasing the students' work--the look on their faces when they find out they've sold is something is priceless!!!
'Creativity Unlocked' - Exhibition - Benalla Flexible Learning Centre - Tuesday 20th November to Sunday 9th December Gallery 2
an exhibition of art by students
the Benalla Flexible Learning Centre
Tuesday 20th November to Sunday 9th December Gallery 2 at NEA.
Come along and view a diverse range of artworks created by the talented students from the BFLC.
The previous general art exhibition held in 2017 and the Kaleidoscope of Colour exhibition held in mid 2018 were very popular.
Entry is free and many items will be for sale
The Benalla Flexible Learning Centre's AOK Gallery exhibition of student work in Gallery 2 at NEA in late August was over before many of us realized it!. So, we'd like to document it visually for people to look at who may have missed it., The Benalla Ensign also contained an excellent article about the exhibition.
It was such a pleasure to have the exhibition at NEA and those who visited Gallery 2 were impressed by the diversity of work exhibited - almost certainly the result of individually tailored learning experiences building on the genre preferred by each student.
This video, produced by BFLC students and staff to accompany the exhibition, provides a look at the Learning Centre's exhibition project from many different angles.
2 September 2017
The Art of Youth Grant was funded by The Tomorrow Today Foundation. NEA artists Tim Bowtell (part 1) and Edie Black, worked with students from the Benalla Flexible Learning Centre, mentoring them artistically and giving them the opportunity to try new techniques and increase existing skills.
Part 2 saw the creation of a Street Art Mural on the side of a building at the Flexible Learning Centre and the finalisation of the grant.
Edie Black, who also donated a wonderful stencil mural to Benalla as part of the Wall to Wall Festival, took the students through all aspects of the project from start to finish.
The project was designed by Edie with a range of learning outcomes including
Edie was also a teacher for NEA’s ‘Door of Hope’ Project, ‘Subject/Object/1 – self mapping through art’ which was also largely funded by the Tomorrow Today Foundation. The ‘Door of Hope’ exhibition may be viewed in Gallery 2 at NEA until May 8th.
I would like to thank The Tomorrow Today Foundation for continuing to support and acknowledge the importance of art in fostering partnerships, self reflection, learning, growing and healing.
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