NSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2013 AT MOSMAN ART GALLERY.
Written by Mike Lamble
This is the sceond time we have had our annual exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery. It is always exciting to see our students’ progress in their artworks the end of the year. As I looked around the paintings and drawings assembled, I had this glow of pride and pleasure at the achivements all of you.
I want to say THANK YOU to all those who helped in setting up the exhibition. Annie who flew down on Friday from Queensland especially to help then flew back on Sunday. Pye, Judith and Peter who made my task of organising all the paintings unnecessary. Thank you all who contributed the wine, champagne and food.
Ako said I would like to share the experience I had at the exhibition. When I got in the room to take a few more photos of the paintings, A several people were already there, one of them was a middle aged man and he told me that he talked to Mike about an art class earlier and came to see the students’ art works. He said “I’m a taxi driver and i’d like to learn how to draw and paint PROPERLY with my spare time, I would like to paint like this and like that (pointing a few paintings with his finger). I don’t want none sense of the modern teaching saying ‘let your inner self come out and teach you’ which I had previously in other place”. He will join one of our day classes from February.
I wondered how many people had been encouraged by those high standard art works at the exhibition and decided to start their creative journey again… I like the idea that the exhibition is not just for showing off but inspiring viewers, the art community should be like this. Isn’t that wonderful?
Click the image below to see all the photos from the exhibition.