Incinerator Gallery exhibition titled “Fireworks 2019” showcases the art and design of Year 11 and 12 students who live or go to school in Moonee Valley. The exhibition is on until 24th March and is well worth a visit.
I love this exhibition. It would be a serious misjudgement to underestimate the skills and talents of these school kids. Works include (but not limited to):
- recycling of plastic into wonderfully colourful structures that look like glass,
- portraits in a variety of styles and mediums – with the added stress of capturing with brush strokes a history / character of family members (that isn’t easy and yet they have done it so very well)
- watercolours and video that address depression and anxiety in young people and how to work through it
- sculpture using found objects, chalk paint, fabric etc.
Each artist has provided an artist statement. They are written using simple language, in simple sentences to clearly state the inspiration for / purpose behind their art and the statements are directly relatable to the artwork created. Thank you artists, in my opinion there is lesson in your statements for many practicing artists whose statements are mind boggling complicated.
In addition to the artworks are design works – these include logos, perfume bottle design, building design, interior design. This is another WOW.
Go visit the gallery and then enjoy a stroll along the Maribyrnong River or visit Poyntons Nursery (all within a short walk of the gallery).
Bella Iliovski: “Modern Praise” glass paint on carved acrylic sheet (St. Columba’s College Essendon)
Olga Alexandrou: “Entropy” Oil on cotton, wood, nails (Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School)
Natalia Cierpisz: “Matthew in Green” oil pastel, oil paint on mount board (Ave Maria College)
Tiana Monteleone: “Amorphous” plastic, (St Columba’s College Essendon)