Wagga High students showcase artworks at TAFE

Eyeing change: Year 12 student Alice Egan, 17, is one of Wagga High School's artists who will be displaying work at TAFE's Gallery 43, as part of the fourth annual Artitude exhibition this week.

Eyeing change: Year 12 student Alice Egan, 17, is one of Wagga High School's artists who will be displaying work at TAFE's Gallery 43, as part of the fourth annual Artitude exhibition this week.

One Wagga student is using a “Labour of Femininity” to tackle make-up stigmas through art.

Alice Egan is one of 14 year-12 Wagga High School students at Wagga High, brushing against the footsteps of big-name artists this week.

Paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and drawings from the “boldest and brightest” will hang at Gallery 43 for the fourth annual Artitude exhibition.  

Wagga artist and TAFE’s art and design head Andrew Totman said the exhibition would highlight the efforts of students in a special way. 

“Firstly it puts a big smile on their faces,” Mr Totman said. “Secondly it becomes a big boost of energy as other people get to see their work and talk about it.”

Mr Totman said it was stressful to put artworks on public display but it proved to the artists and others they were good. 

Wagga High teacher Samantha Davey said the exhibition showed visual arts was more than a colour-by-numbers subject. 

Residents can view Artitude on Tuesday night from 5pm to 7pm. 

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