On Friday 11 March the Exit Art Exhibition opened at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Our talented Year 10 student Mia Grosser performed for the crowd.
Exit Art is a celebration of the talents and creativity of the next generation of artists and designers, presenting the very best contemporary art and design from Northern Territory Year 12 students. This year continues the exhibition’s 30 year legacy highlighting the importance of visual arts education and the role of arts educators in encouraging and guiding the creativity of young NT artists in preparation for their futures.
Special mention to Kaden Reid, who recived the Jacksons' Art Award for his short film, 'My passion'. Kaden was unable to attend the opening even as he is studying film at Deakin College, Ms Hazeldine accepted the award on his behalf and his family gave thanks to DHS film teacher, Ms Young.
Jacksons' praised Kaden for his work saying
This year Jacksons has selected as our winner Kaden Reid. I was struck by how well shot and produced his short film was. It amazed me that someone of Kaden's age could produce such a professional and engaging perspective of the NT, I was happy to watch it several times and thought that he must have spent many hours to make it look effortless. Kaden has a solid future in film if this is the quality of work that he is producing now, and we wish him the best for that future.
Principal, Jill Hazeldine said
Congratulations to all of the outstanding and talented Darwin High School students who had their work exhibited: Tiana Andropov, Ella Parker, Cleo Kinitavaki, Bridgette Davies, Kaden Redi, Kajal Desai, Hannah Dowd, Lily Clark and Isabella Denniss.
Featuring the work of fifty-two Year 12 graduates from across Northern Territory, Exit Art is a showcase of students working across mediums of painting, drawing, photography, design, digital imaging, sculpture and film. The exhibition is open now until 26 June.
Title image by Lily Clark