The Gang Gang Gallery is very proud to be involved in The Art in Me initiative, supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019-20 bushfires.
Schools were invited to enter student artworks into the inaugural annual Primary School Exhibition: The Art in Me.
The Exhibition aimed to:
• Encourage primary children to focus on themselves and express themselves through visual art using the theme “ME”.
• Connect primary schools in the Lithgow LGA with the community through the exhibiting of their art in a free entry art space.
• Encourage primary children to be confident in their art skills as they see their art in a professional gallery.
• Demonstrate to children that art and being artistic is valued.
Schools were invited to enter two A3 art works on paper per class to be exhibited in Gang Gang Gallery in Lithgow. The theme for the artwork was “ME”, to be interpreted in any way the children wished, eg. painting, drawing, collage, photography and mixed media (2D art only).
Over 70 artworks were lovingly and enthusiastically entered by students from seven local schools through The Seven Valleys and will be exhibited at the Gang Gang Gallery during September.
Sharon Howard of the Gang Gang Gallery said, “This has been a wonderful, collaborative program to be deeply involved in. The creativity of the children around us is without boundaries. The quality of artworks on display says it all.”
The exhibition opens on Thursday, 1st September and runs until 25th September. There will be a grand opening on Saturday 3rd September with entertainment and refreshments.
The Art in Me program was kindly facilitated by Elaine Butler, a local visual artist and mobile arts educator from Wallerawang. She has over 28 years’ experience in arts education. Through her business Fun Time Art she offers at variety of art classes and workshops for young and old. She is also a Mural Artist, qualified in Art Therapy, and a children’s book author & illustrator.