Kangaroo Island Art Society's recent invitation to KI Community Education Year 10 art students to exhibit in a professional gallery setting, has introduced these promising young artists to new, appreciative audiences.
Small Worlds/Small Places exhibition was launched last week in the Top Room of KIAS Murray Street gallery, open until December 13.
Twelve students have creatively responded to two conceptual objectives set by art teacher, Kath Flynn: 1. Architecture - Small Places; 2. Indian miniature paintings re-imagined - Small Worlds .
"Working with this delightful group has been of special significance as I approach the last weeks of my 40-year teaching career," Kath Flynn said.
"Over that time I've even taught a second generation - children of previously graduated students!"
The launch was attended by proud parents, or at least those able to get away from work on a Monday morning, as well as KICE principal Peter Philip, head of campus at Parndana Alex Smith, head of campus at Penneshaw Louise Snowball and head of campus at Kingscote Eulia Taylor.
KI Art Society member, Catherine Murphy acknowledged the students and the gallery volunteers.
"Our inclusive community gallery, is co-operatively managed by members," she said. "We welcome this opportunity to demonstrate support for some of the youngest artists on Kangaroo Island. Their exhibited artworks are definitely worth a look."
Winner of the People's Choice Award was Camilla Lovison for her Small Places exhibit.
Student artists are: Dennis Schofield, Dillon Edwards, Zahli Neighbour, Scarlett Johnston, Opriss Osborne, Ethan Hartmann, Minka Macauley, Olivia Stewart, Camilla Lovison, Chaeli Rowley, Jay Schofield and Iiesha Kuchel. - Catherine Murphy