Students shine at QVMAG's ArtStart exhibition

ART PATH: ArtStart curator Kate Collins. The exhibition features pieces from 15 schools across the state's North. Picture: Paul Scambler

ART PATH: ArtStart curator Kate Collins. The exhibition features pieces from 15 schools across the state's North. Picture: Paul Scambler

For QVMAG art education officer Kate Collins, the key duty of QVMAG’s biannual student exhibition ArtStart is to help set young people on their own art journey.

The latest instalment of ArtStart was officially opened on Thursday, with students from 15 Northern primary schools contributing pieces relating to the theme ‘magic in the moonlight’.

Miss Collins said she was thrilled to see so many pieces bearing developed, individual styles in the exhibition.

“I think (the exhibition) is about putting people on their journey and creating a path to discovery, it's about the self and learning who they are in the world,” Miss Collins said.

“It's not just about how talented they are in terms of skill, it’s about children (building) that self-awareness.”

About 250 people attended the official opening, a significant rise from the exhibition’s early years.  

“To see mums and dads who are busy and don't normally have that leisure time and they've come to see their children's work… that was the thing that gets me excited.” 

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