Iluka Visions art exhibition showcases works from South West school students

The Iluka Visions exhibition kicks off on October 7 and continues until November 19.
The Iluka Visions exhibition kicks off on October 7 and continues until November 19.

Audiences will have the chance to see art from students across the South West at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries from Saturday, October 7. 

This year’s Iluka Visions exhibition features more than 100 artworks from 16 high schools across the region. 

Both two and three dimensional pieces are featured, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and photography. 

All are welcome to attend the official opening and awards night on Friday, October 13 from 6pm where prizes will be awarded to the best artworks across all year levels. 

Year 11 and 12 students also have the opportunity to apply for the Iluka Prize for the chance to win a week-long internship at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. 

“Audiences love the Iluka Visions exhibition,” BRAG Education and Communications Officer Michele Grimston said.   

“There is so much talent on display from these young artists, and people really respond to how honest and alive the artworks are.” 

“The quality of the works shows just how important the arts are in our schools – these students are deeply engaged in their learning, and also using the arts to investigate themes and ideas that are important for a whole range of subject areas.” 

This year the exhibition will also feature professional development for students and teachers. 

All educators are invited to attend the Art/Tech – The Place of Technology in the Classroom professional learning day at BRAG on Friday, October 20 to hear from a range of art and technology experts. 

This annual exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Iluka Resources. 

2017 participating schools:  

Australind Senior High School, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Bunbury Catholic College, Bunbury Senior High School, College Row School, Collie Senior High School, Cornerstone Christian College, Dalyellup College, Donnybrook District High School, Eaton Community College, Frederick Irwin Anglican School, Grace Christian School, Harvey Senior High School, John Tonkin College, Newton Moore Senior High School, Manjimup Senior High School. 

Exhibition runs from October 7 to November 19.