Youth and art in Naarm / Melbourne: insights, honesty and talent

spaces, Melbourne tours

31 March 2017
Artwork by Meg Tully, Sacred Heart Girls' College, Oakleigh

Meg Tully
Observation (2016)
digital type C photograph
Sacred Heart Girls' College, Oakleigh

This week in Naarm / Melbourne was all about school groups, with year 9 students flooding the CBD as part of the City Week program. walk-to-art was in the action taking lovely girls from Sienna College on tour.

It is so much fun having a banter and sharing knowledge with students who are excited to discover, share and learn. It is always refreshing to have the insights and honesty of the youth, and it is also a challenge to have them stop, look and participate before their smart phone appears!

I am passionate about educating the wider audience and making art accessible to all, regardless of age and knowledge.

Speaking of students, Top Arts 2017 is now open at the National Gallery of Victoria Australia (Federation Square). This exhibition presents exceptional work from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

Artwork by Mary Vlachos, Overnewton Anglican Community College, Keilor

Mary Vlachos
Collins St 1960 (2016)
brush and ink and watercolour
44.7 x 52.1 cm (framed)
Overnewton Anglican Community College, Keilor

This is a great opportunity for these young emerging artists (including two highlights featured in this post) to exhibit at the NGV and have a large and varied audience view their works.

What a way to start of your artistic career!

Top Arts 2017
NGV Australia
Federation Square
Ground level, NGV Design Studio
Until 16 July
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Free entry