Artwork by senior high school students will take pride of place at a forthcoming exhibition at Dargaville’s Muddy Waters Gallery

Emergent artistic talent displayed

by Andy Bryenton

Dargaville’s Muddy Waters Gallery will provide the experience of a formal exhibition, complete with a gala opening night, for Dargaville High School art students this July.

Six students will have works displayed from their 2019 portfolios, covering a range of subjects from nature to politics to philosophical questions and beyond. Alina Maltseva, Kaia Hammond, Inez Astley, Lara Brownie, Jorgia Vallance and Colin Gilligan will all take part in the exhibition, which runs from July 19 to July 30, and is open to the public daily.

The exhibition, which will allow these up and coming artists the chance to engage with the public in a space beyond the classroom or studio, has been made possible in part by a generous funding grant from the Northland Field Days.

Family and friends of the young artists have been invited to the gala opening night on Friday, July 19, where the exhibition will be officially launched.

The Dargaville Arts Association is proud to support this initiative, telling the students involved: “As an organisation, we are committed to showcasing the artistic talents of our community, and inspiring people to be creative. We believe that an exhibition of art portfolio boards will give other artists and our local community an opportunity to understand the journey you have taken with your art during the academic year.”