THE considerable artistic talent of Applecross Senior High School students and staff were on full display during a four-day visual art exhibition at the end of last month.
Titled Masters and Apprentices, the exhibition featured paintings, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, textiles and more, with the work of the school’s accomplished tutors and teachers displayed alongside that of the students.
Head of learning (arts) Jodine McBride said more than 300 people attended the opening.
“We have some very strong tutors and teachers, such as leading WA painter Andy Quilty, so we decided to include some of their work in this year’s exhibition,” she said.
“The exhibition was a collaboration between our Gifted and Talented and mainstream art students and we displayed their work alongside that of their tutors and teachers where possible.”
The school’s Gifted and Talented Education Visual Arts program was established in 1968 and was the first program of its type in WA.
After a rigorous selection process, just 40 students are accepted each year.
In addition to their coursework, students can learn highly specialised studio disciplines during regular Saturday morning workshops with professional artists and crafts practitioners.