Glover Exhibition inspires Ravenswood Heights Primary pupils

Tasmania’s next generation of fine artists have been inspired by a visit to the Glover Exhibition.

Thirty pupils with particular artistic talent from Ravenswood Heights Primary made the expedition to Evandale, where they explored some of Australia’s finest modern artwork and tried their own hand at landscape painting.

Funds from the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Launceston’s Young Arts program made the trip possible, and left pupils Austin Foon and Tabitha Eagling with a new understanding of modern art.

“There’s a lot of effort on these walls,” Tabitha said.

“I like quite a lot of the landscapes that are natural.”

Teacher Sally Hulse said the ADFAS sponsorship for the pupils coincided with the opening of a new visual arts room at Ravenswood Heights.

Exhibition curator Megan Dick said the Glover provided “egalitarian access to contemporary landscape art in Northern Tasmania”, with the exhibition open specifically for school children on Tuesday.