Northern Rivers students invited to enter art competition
ELTHAM Public School is calling for entries for its art awards being held next month.
This year's exhibition centres on the theme of belonging and is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 living on the Northern Rivers.
P&C secretary Kara Parrish said students at the school had been eagerly preparing for their exhibition all year.
"It's one of those tasks that has taken a lot of preparation from everyone involved, but will be worth it when it all comes together," Ms Parrish said.
Even though the event is the school's largest fundraiser it was about much more than just raising money for art supplies, she said.
"I think it's very important for the kids see that even though they are part of a small school, they can be part of a real community event.
"Someone once said to me it takes a community to raise a child and when the kids see all the parents getting in and getting the job done and they get to do the art themselves they feel like they're part of something bigger."
Eltham Public School has a focus on art in education and uses the exhibition to give the children at the school a taste of what goes on in the art world.
"Our school focuses on the creative dimension of education and the kids get to see what it could be like being a professional artist," Ms Parrish said.
She thanked all the sponsors of the art awards for their generous donations.
The exhibition opens with an adults-only evening on November 1.
All ages can visit on Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 9am-4pm. There will be coffee stalls, a plant stall and a cake stall.
It costs $2, $5 or $10 to enter the awards. First prize is $600.
All artworks will be for sale and the school will take a small commission.
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The date to return all entry forms provided to school students has been extended to tomorrow.
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