Art show best of pupils' work

17:00, May 20 2014
year 13 art
CREATIVITY ON SHOW: Top year 13 art is being showcased as part of the NZQA Top Art show. Pictured at Craighead Diocesan School are Abi Irvine, left, and Phoebe Hills.

Timaru's Rachelle Husband is part of the creme de la creme of the secondary school art world, and her art is now travelling throughout New Zealand.

This year, 30 year 13 art folders from throughout the country make up the travelling NZQA Top Art show.

Rachelle, a year 13 student at Craighead Diocesan School last year, was the only Timaru student to have her work included. "Rachelle worked hard consistently and she was very innovative," Craighead Art Department head Glenys Parry said.

All the art portfolios on display achieved excellence in visual art last year at NCEA level 3. They were judged in five streams - design, painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.

Parry said the portfolio chosen from the school was a testament to the talent of the students.

"It is an exhibition of exemplary art and it is pretty impressive to get a folder in the exhibition, considering it is nationwide and Craighead is the only school from Timaru chosen for it," Parry said.

The annual exhibition provided an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to see what was awarded excellence at NCEA level 3, she said.

The art folders travel the length of the country for the whole year and once the tour is over, they are returned to the students.

The exhibition, at the school, will be open to the public until Friday, and will be at Ashburton College from May 26-30.


The Timaru Herald