Education in Art – In the Gallery for April

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), Ballina presents three dynamic new exhibitions in April and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery.

To the Power of Nine – Thinking Outside the Box | Southern Cross Small Schools
To the Power of Nine – thinking Outside the Box is an innovative arts and creative thinking challenge for local primary school students. Each of the eight schools within the Southern Cross Community of Small Schools will be given 20cm x 20cm cardboard frames, with nine square segments cut into it that is to be incorporated into every artwork. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative results of students being challenged to think outside the box.

Pixel the Past | Group Exhibition

Alstonville High School students, members of the Plateau’s Historical Society and digital media creators Duke Albada, Susie Forster and Karenza Ebejer have collaborated to research and produce new digital media histories from the Shire. Project participants attended a series of workshops led by historian, Kate Gahan, to inspire and create their stories. The project is unique in uniting young people, older residents and creative media experts to collaborate on their stories. This exhibition uses digital media to make these stories available throughout the community given the prevalence digital media has in our daily lives. This project is coordinated by Ballina Shire Council and supported by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s NSW Heritage Grants Program.

LOUD in the Gallery | Annual Youth Week Exhibition

LOUD is a dynamic exhibition celebrating National Youth Week, showcasing final year works from secondary schools in the Ballina Shire. Students from Alstonville High, Ballina High, Southern Cross School K-12, Xavier Catholic College and the Emmanuel Anglican College will experience their artwork being exhibited in a professional gallery while giving the community a valuable insight into the processes, skills and concepts the students explore in art making. In 2017, the NRCG is offering three Youth Art Awards sponsored by Byron School of Art, Ballina Art and Framing and Byron Arts Magazine recognising high level of artistic excellence. The Youth Art Awards will be announced at the Launch Event.

The exhibitions open Wednesday 29 March 2017 and continue until Sunday 23 April 2017. The official launch event is Thursday 30 March from 5.30pm – 7.30pm and all are welcome to attend.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 2.30pm. For further information contact the Gallery on telephone 02 6681 6167.

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