Friday, December 14, 2007

Hoërskool Zwartberg Art exhibitions

- Ailsa Tudhope -

During the fourth term Di Steyn’s art students held two open days to display their work. Visitors viewed a broad selection of work – all of a very high standard.

The art inspector, Mr Leon Buchner, was very impressed with the portfolios of the three Matric learners, commenting that they were of the highest standard in the Southern Cape. Well done girls, and congratulations Di!

During August the students exhibited at Oudtshoorn High’s Medi-Clinic Art Exhibition and Rique Bothma was awarded a Merit Certificate for her silver jewellery collection. It seems likely that at least two of the Matric artists will continue their art studies at a tertiary level.

The Grade 10 and 11 learners displayed their work a few weeks later. Fragile mobiles, solid little pots, paintings, collages, installations and pencil drawings were the order of the day.

The Grade 11 artists received guidance from John Whitton on designs for their own studios, then went on to develop their highly individual interior designs.

Each also worked on a themed design for a restaurant and created a memory box illustrated with family pictures and mementos.

We can be proud of the young artists in our midst and they are extremely grateful for the support they receive from the community, especially the Prince Albert Gallery.

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