WIMMERA Victorian Certificate of Education students will have the opportunity to showcase their creative work to the wider community.
The Wimmera Top Arts and Top Design Exhibition 2013 is open to students who study studio art, textiles, woodwork and visual communications.
The exhibition will be at the Wimmera Trade Training Centre, Horsham College campus, from October 17 to 31 and will be open weekdays between 9am and 4pm.
Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty and Horsham Regional Art Gallery director Adam Harding will open the exhibition on October 18.
Event spokeswoman Leanda Elliott said the event would give students an opportunity to show their work to the community.
“There are Top Arts and Top Design Exhibitions for secondary students in Melbourne, but opportunities for regional students are limited,” she said.
“A Wimmera exhibition lets residents appreciate the talent, work and dedication that students have put into their pieces.”
Students eligible to apply for the exhibition are those who attend schools involved in the Wimmera Trade Training Centre.
Schools include Horsham College, Birchip P-12, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Murtoa College, Nhill College, Rainbow Secondary College, Warracknabeal Secondary College and St Brigid’s College in Horsham.
Ms Elliott said she hoped the exhibition would be the first of many, and would provide inspiration for up and coming artists across the region.
The exhibition is a project of Leadership Wimmera’s 2013 Regional Leadership Skills program.