GREAT SHOT: This photo by Xavier Catholic College student Karly Potts which will feature in a youth art exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina
GREAT SHOT: This photo by Xavier Catholic College student Karly Potts which will feature in a youth art exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina Karly Potts

Youth art on show

THE Northern Rivers Community Gallery will present four dynamic exhibitions in April showcasing the creativity of young people in our community.

The exhibitions coincide with National Youth Week - this year advocating a simple yet inspiring motto, Be Active. Be Happy. Be You. ( www.youthweek.com)

With a culture that is quick to recognise and celebrate achievements in sport, these exhibitions are an important opportunity for young people to share and be applauded for their conceptual and technical achievements via their creativity in visual arts and design.

The exhibitions run from April 5 until April 28.

Loud is an exhibition showcasing artwork by students from secondary schools in the Ballina Shire.

GREAT SHOT: This photo by Xavier Catholic College student Karly Potts which will feature in a youth art exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina
GREAT SHOT: This photo by Xavier Catholic College student Karly Potts which will feature in a youth art exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina Karly Potts

Sprung!! is an exhibition about an integrated dance theatre project of the same name, as photographed by Katrina Folkwell.

Founded in 2012 by Sue Whiteman (of Alstonville Dance Studio) and paediatrician and creative arts practitioner Robyn Brady, Sprung!! transcends the traditional boundaries between young people with and without disabilities.

The Xavier Portrait Prize is an exhibition of 13 portrait paintings by Year 10 students completed in 2012.

Art Takes a Walk is an exhibition of artwork by distance education students from Southern Cross School K-12.

During the school holidays, children 9 to 14 years of age are invited to enjoy a badge-making workshop with artist Jesse Mackintosh. The workshops are $10 and bookings are essential.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located on the corner of Cherry and Crane Streets, Ballina. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am-4pm and weekends 9.30am-2.30pm. The gallery is closed on public holidays and will be closed on Wednesday, April 4, while we install these exciting new shows.

For more details, call the gallery on 6681 61617.


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