WIMMERA schools are putting a spotlight on their students’ work during the Top Arts and Design Exhibition.
Forty-two of the region’s art, studio art, visual communications, textiles, woodwork, metalwork, food technology and systems engineering students are featuring work made throughout the year.
The exhibition includes artwork, furniture, clothing and even a grain chaser bin.
Horsham College textiles teacher Tina Fitzgerald said the exhibition would inspire junior students to study art and technology during VCE.
“It instils that extra pride in students when they see their work on professional display,” she said.
“It is also great for the community to see what the students have been able to achieve because they have worked hard.
“We want to show the younger students the quality of work done in year 12 and inspire them.”
Horsham College year 12 metalwork student Max Facey’s wood and metal bed frame will be on display.
“I wanted to make a bed because it was a challenge to have such a large project,” Max said.
“It looks really good on display but I am relieved that it is finished.
“I liked working with both wood and metal because the two materials worked really well together and it has had a good effect.”
Fellow year 12 student Chloe Janetzki has displayed work at Melbourne’s Federation Square as part of the Ocean Acidification Art Award.
Her artwork, based on the slogan ‘Real Women Have Curves’, will also feature in the exhibition.
“It is an important message for women, especially younger girls,” Chloe said.
“It has been good to see people’s ideas for their work progress throughout the year and then the finished project.
“It is also good to see what people from other schools have come up with.”
The exhibition, at Wimmera Trade Training Centre in Horsham, will be officially opened between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday.
It will be open weekdays between 9am and 4pm until October 31.