Students participating in Senior Secondary Student Drawing Workshops in 2014

Student Drawing Exhibition 2014

The 2014 Secondary Student Drawing Exhibition was held in the Radford Auditorium at the Art Gallery from the 16 - 28 August 2014. The exhibition presented works of art by secondary students as a result of their life drawing and self portraiture workshop experiences at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Gallery Learning programs provide young people with the opportunity to think creatively and flexibly, express ideas and feelings in individual ways, take risks, develop visual art skills and celebrate diversity.

Participating schools: Adelaide High School, Bordertown High School, Brighton Secondary School, Cedar College, Eynesbury College, Glenunga International High School, Kings Baptist Grammar School, Loxton High School, Marryatville High School, Mitcham Girls High School, Norwood Morialta High School, Ocean View College, St Dominic's Priory College, St Francis de Sales College, St John's Grammar, St Paul's College, William Light R-12 School.

Exhibitions and Public Programs Manager David O'Connor officially opened the exhibition with Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Adelaide chairman Sue Kitchener, presenting the following ADFAS awards.

Most Outstanding Life Drawing Award
Lilian Fellner, Year 12, Glenunga International High School

Highly Commended Life Drawing Award

Veronica Katris, Year 10, Adelaide High School

Most Outstanding Self-Portrait Award

Rhonnie Terrison, Year 12, Kings Baptist Grammar School

Highly Commended Self-Portrait Award
Louise Ignatescu, Year 12, Cedar College

Highly Commended Self-Portrait Award

Jenny Tran, Year 11, Kings Baptist Grammar School

Congratulations to all the exhibiting students and award winners.

'My time during the workshop was a very new and eye opening experience. I've learnt many new techniques and experimented with different ways of using charcoal. It was great to meet other students from different schools who share the same passion for art as I do.'
- Darren, Year 11, Adelaide High School

'During the workshop I not only gained a range of skills with an unfamiliar material (charcoal), but I also learned about the different ways self portraits are created to portray the artist's character.'
- Sophie, Year 12, Marryatville High School

'We learnt about the basic proportions of the human face. I applied what we learnt in a self-portrait using firstly willow charcoal, graphite and lastly regular charcoal. I found the experience fun and worthwhile'
- Arvie, Year 12, William Light R-12 School

Mark Fischer
DECD Education Manager                    

Ryan Sims 
Education Support Officer

Telephone: (08) 8207 7033
Fax: (08) 8207 7070

image: Students participating in Senior Secondary Drawing Workshops in 2014