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Art goes pop at Edith Creek Primary School

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Edith Creek Primary School students have been inspired by pop art in a new exhibition of their artwork opening this week at the UTAS Cradle Coast Campus Atrium Gallery.

Focussing on everyday objects and self-portraits, the students have used a variety of media and processes to create a dazzling exhibition, Small on the Outside; Big on the Inside.

Edith Creek Primary School art teacher Frances Joyce said the project allowed students to extend their learning experience.

“This project has enabled students to go beyond the curriculum to interact with their community and to experience life and learning from a different angle,” Ms Joyce said.

Cradle Coast exhibition coordinator Joanna Gair said the exhibition highlights the importance of the visual arts in education.

“It’s fantastic to use the gallery space to show artworks produced by people of all ages, and it’s important for our own students - particularly those studying in the Education faculty, to see the positive impact that the visual arts can make at a very young age,” Ms Gair said.

UTAS Education Lecturer Pat Grey will open the exhibition with some of the participating students from Edith Creek Primary also discussing the project, at 2.30pm this Thursday.

The exhibition continues until 19 September and the gallery is open 9-6pm Monday to Friday.

Title: Small on the Outside: Big on the inside

Exhibition opening: Thursday 16th August at 2.30pm - 4pm.

Where: Atrium Gallery, UTAS Cradle Coast Campus, 16-20 Mooreville Road, Burnie

Contact: Joanna Gair, Exhibitions Coordinator, phone: (03) 6430 4949 email: Joanna.Gair@utas.edu.au

Published on: 16 Aug 2012 7:57am