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Triple bill tonight at city art gallery

Friday, 2nd December, 2011

STUDENT ART: An installation piece from the local HSC Major Works exhibition. STUDENT ART: An installation piece from the local HSC Major Works exhibition.

Three exhibitions of the work of art students and a printmaker will open tonight at the BH Regional Gallery.

The HSC Major Works exhibition will showcase pieces created by Willyama and Broken Hill High School students, and will be opened by the gallery’s Education Officer Cathy Farry.

“It’s a great opportunity to round off a big year for HSC students and let the community see what a great job they’ve done,” said Gallery Manager, Bruce Tindale.

“Their works are always thought provoking and issue-based, and this year is no different to any other.

“And it’s always a credit to the super school teachers for the content and quality of work on display.”

The exhibition will be complemented by a display of work from TAFE Arts and Media students from Broken Hill, Menindee and Wilcannia, and will be opened by TAFE Area Manager Scott Dennis.

The TAFE exhibition will feature printmaking, ceramics and painting, while the HSC exhibition will cover a variety of mediums.

In addition to the work of students, there will be a collection of bookplates created by printmaker David Frazer in an exhibition named “Ex Libris”.

A bookplate is a print or label often placed or stamped on the inside cover of a book to denote ownership.

“It’s a very old fashioned concept and it was done to show ownership of books,” said Mr Tindale.

“Books were once even more valuable than they are now. If you owned books back in the 16th or 17th century they were an incredibly valuable thing.”

The exhibitions will be opened at 6.30pm. The shows run until January 22.

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