Diversity is a key element of the Tresillian Arts Centre’s 2018 Student and Tutor Exhibition, running from 28 September to 14 October.
Now in its 17th year, the annual exhibition showcases the work of students who have learnt new art skills over the past 18 months at the centre – and also features works from the tutors who mentored them.
Visitors to the exhibition, open 10am-4pm daily, have a chance to win a $200 Tresillian Arts Centre voucher when voting in the $500 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Captain Stirling IGA.
Curator Aloma Berg has had a long association with the centre as both a teacher and curator of previous exhibitions.
Acting Tresillian Arts Centre Coordinator Lisa Macfarlane Reid said entries to the exhibition reflected a range of classes and mediums.
“It’s always interesting to see how the students have taken on board what the tutors have taught them while, at the same time, how each individual emerging artist expresses their own aesthetic and style,” she said.
“Within a class of 12 students, the range and diversity among the art works is astonishing.
“The tenant artists at Tresillian teach many of the art classes but we also have external tutors who come in to teach.
“Among them, we have established artists such as Judy Rogers, Ian de Souza, Rob Forlani and Elmari Steyn.
“One interesting aspect is the fact our tutors at Tresillian are all willing to accommodate different learning levels among their students.
“This inclusive approach is central to the community vibe at Tresillian, where everyone is welcome.”
City of Nedlands CEO Greg Trevaskis said the exhibition was always well-attended and a favourite event among students and the broader community.
“It’s a chance to view art works from emerging artists, buy them at a reasonable price and be part of a community full of creative learning and growth,” he said.
“Nedlands has always prided itself on being inclusive and, by embracing this philosophy, we have attracted many artistic and creative people to our City over the years.
“The annual Student and Tutor Exhibition is always appealing because it explores many different artistic interpretations.”
The official opening – open to the public – is at 6pm, 28 September, with Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins in attendance.
The Tresillian Arts Centre is at 21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands.