Images (from left): Lilly Blue, Mrs Allison Lloyd and Mrs Deryn Smyth. Guests viewing the exhibition. Lilly Blue officially opening the evening.
KidsArt, an annual exhibition that showcases our youngest, most enthusiastic artists from PLC Sydney Junior School, was officially opened at 6.00 pm Thursday 17 November 2016 in Adelaide Perry Gallery.
KidsArt celebrates the artistic talent of every Junior School artist. A range of expressive forms in this exhibition included photograms produced in the darkroom, observational drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and even stop-motion animation. It is difficult to comprehend the age of the students who have produced this expressive and insightful work.
‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’ Picasso
The evening was formally opened by guest speaker Lilly Blue. Lilly has worked internationally delivering arts residencies, commissions and exhibitions, as well as designing arts programming for young audiences. Lilly spoke fondly of her experiences in working with young children during the creative process. Junior School Captain, Georgia Macdessi, and Vice-Captain, Amelie Dynan, formally thanked Lilly for her opening address and presented her with flowers.
During official proceedings, Head of Junior School, Mrs Deryn Smyth, congratulated students for their vibrant and creative artworks. She also thanked the Junior School teachers and Specialist Art teacher, Mrs Alison Lloyd, for their work in guiding the Visual Arts learning this year. Mrs Smyth acknowledged the wonderful entertainment provided by the Year 3 and Year 5 String Quartets who performed beautifully throughout the night.
Read about Lilly Blue’s workshops with our Junior School
Ms Jo Knight
Curator, Adelaide Perry Gallery