Yarra Hills Community Art Show
The Yarra Hills Community Art Show organisation consists of Yarra Hills Secondary College school staff working voluntarily in conjunction with the Lilydale Rotary Club. The Yarra Hills community Art Show promotes the Arts embracing cultural diversity in an inclusive environment. Artists from a range of diverse backgrounds exhibit in the same exhibition space as primary and secondary students. Yarra Hills students are heavily involved in the arts at our school as well as in the local community and are regularly exhibiting their work in local galleries and winning awards.
Fulfilling an educative role for students- the art show has additionally created links for our students in the artistic community, they see their artwork displayed alongside practicing artists. The art show attracts artists from numerous local artist societies as well as artists from Central Australia and across the breadth of our wonderful country. Students also enter artworks created independently of school in the artist section of our art show – some receiving major Art Show awards, selling their artwork and being commissioned to create further works. In our last art show in 2016 there were 12 categories of awards and the ‘Best in Show’ prize winner received a monetary prize of $400. As our art show grows in the community we can foresee that the awards value will be increasing dramatically which will allow acquisition awards with an even higher monetary value.
The Yarra Hills Community Art Show makes community connections, by partnering with Lilydale Rotary, and has local MPs attend and contribute to opening nights, local businesses also support the show through donation of goods, services and advertising. A captivating exhibition of the visual arts is the result with works on display from community members whose ages range from 8-80+ years old!
This, the fourth year of the event, establishes the Yarra Hills Community Art Show as an annual part of the cultural opportunities the Yarra Ranges Shire has in their wonderful region. We are very proud of the calibre of artists and the diversity of their work exhibited. In the past Amanda Tuohy, Ali Griffin, Denise Smith and Ernst Fries have all been a part of our community art show.
Katya Barnes and Robert Forbes
Art Show organisers
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