KidsArt Exhibition 2017
KidsArt, PLC Sydney’s annual exhibition of art by students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, opened at Adelaide Perry Gallery Wednesday 15 November. The evening event began with entertainment by Years 3 and 6 string quartets and refreshments served by Year 6. To begin the official proceedings, Gallery Curator Mr Mark Hetherington welcomed the large group to the exhibition and spoke of the importance of PLC Sydney’s rigorous Visual Arts program in the Junior School and that its lasting positive impact is evident when students move to their Senior School studies.
📸Head of PLC Sydney Junior School Mrs Deryn Smyth, Junior School Vice Captain Eujiny Cho, Junior School Captain Raehana Taoube and artist Blak Douglas at the opening of KidsArt 2017.
Mrs Deryn Smyth spoke in admiration of the works on show, congratulating the students on their fine efforts and impressive creativity this year and extending her appreciation to their class teachers for their input and guidance. Mrs Smyth made special mentions of Ms Tess Gunton, Junior Art Specialist Teacher, currently relieving Mrs Alison Lloyd who is on maternity leave, and The Croydon staff involved in bringing the exhibition together and assembling the displays.
📸Blak Douglas with Year 6 students Eujiny Cho, Dominique DeSouza, Madeline Chang and Olivia Thompson perform at KidsArt 2017.
Guest speaker Sydney artist Blak Douglas officially opened the exhibition. He recounted stories from his childhood about significant aboriginal sites and how they informed the painting workshops he conducted with the Years 2 and 5 students in October. The resulting canvases were a feature in this year’s exhibition. After an entertaining and informative demonstration playing the didgeridoo, Mr Douglas invited the Year 6 string ensemble to join him for an impromptu performance of a traditional Aboriginal song about the Australian native bird, the brolga.
📸Mrs Deryn Smyth, Blak Douglas, Ms Tess Gunton and Mr Mark Hetherington at KidsArt 2017.
PLC Sydney Junior School Captain Raehana Taoube, with Vice Captain Eujiny Cho warmly thanked Mr Douglas for his participation at the event and presented a gift in thanks.