Westminster: Schools and education support centre collaborate in public art exhibition

Westminster Junior Primary School Year 2 student Nevaeh Dempster and Year 1 student Rick Stramsek. Pictures: Kristie Lim
Westminster Junior Primary School Year 2 student Nevaeh Dempster and Year 1 student Rick Stramsek. Pictures: Kristie Lim

DRAWING inspiration from the sea, Aboriginal culture and mountains, Westminster students are showcasing their best artwork at a public exhibition this week.

Students from Westminster Junior Primary School, Westminster Primary School and Westminster Education and Support Centre have painted, sketched and created various artworks which will be on display until November 9.

The community can visit the exhibition in the junior primary school’s undercover area before, during and after school hours.

Art teacher Niki Karelse said the schools have hosted annual exhibitions for more than 10 years.

“We have had a strong focus on collaborative art this year,” she said.

Year 1 students Taylor McPeak and Kasey Johnson and Year 2 student Isabel Maher.

“Every child in Years 1 to 3 created a heart using different techniques which we then all put together.

“There is also a rainbow snake which shows our strong focus on Aboriginal culture.

“The kids are so proud to see their artwork on display because one of the reasons we make art is to show it to other people.”