Student art features in Earth Cry exhibition

Student art features in Earth Cry exhibition

The work of South Regional TAFE art students was celebrated at the recent Earth Cry art exhibition opening.  

Live music was performed by TAFE music student Josiah Barrett-Lennard at the Butter Factory Studio, where the visual art students’ work was exhibited alongside that of local artists.

Denmark campus manager Dawn Atkin said it was an exciting event for the students to be involved in.

“It’s wonderful to see the students’ artwork being showcased with other nationally esteemed artists.

“By being involved in the exhibition they have learned valuable skills and participated in a highly regarded community event.”

Art lecturer Nikki Green said the students impressed her with the way they embraced the theme of the exhibition.

“It was a new experience for most of our students,” Ms Green said.

“The Creative Art students were required to submit a proposal relevant to the theme of Earth Cry.

“The interpretations of the theme were very different, and the results were brilliant.”

Students used a variety of techniques and media to create their artwork.

“Works on display include pottery, printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media,” Ms Green said.

“We aim to hold a TAFE showcase annually or each semester. Last semester, due to COVID, students were unable to exhibit their works so this was a chance to include the work of drawing and printmaking students from last semester.”

The exhibition will be open until 15 October.

For more information on the exhibition or art courses on offer call Nikki Green at the Denmark campus on 6371 3204 or email

Photo caption:

Teresa Ashton-Graham, Nikki Green and Patrizia Ryan in front of TAFE students’ art works