Margs' students carve a creative niche

Margs' students carve a creative niche

Margaret River Senior High School’s Year 11 and 12 students will showcase creative art pieces at Jahroc Galleries for the Creating Identity exhibition this weekend.

The 19th annual exhibition showcases fine art, photography, woodwork, textiles, and metalwork as well as catering produced by students.

Visual arts teacher Caroline Juniper told the Times the aim of the exhibition was to expose students to the realities of preparing works and catering for an art exhibition.

“The students prepare for the exhibition all year and many pieces will be for sale,” she said.

“It’s really good for them to see how it runs.

“They really like it and it’s a good incentive for them to get started.”

All students who sell a piece of art through the exhibition get to keep the money, minus the cost of framing, which Ms Juniper does from home.

She said this was an added benefit for the students.

“I think when they’ve seen their work framed it takes on a completely different feeling,” she said.

“The feedback is good — they love it.”

Jahroc Galleries co-owner Jo Paris said the exhibition always showed an amazing standard of work. “The teachers manage an incredibly varied program, ” she said.

“The students get such a buzz from seeing their work in a commercial gallery.

“And they sell well, which is really great.”

The Creating Identity exhibition runs from 6.30pm tonight and will be open until 3pm on Sunday.

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