Senior Art Student, Grace Naylor, is excited that two of her art works have been accepted for the upcoming ACE’22 Easter Art Exhibition.
Grace became interested in exhibiting after hearing from organiser Victoria Dawes.
“It sounded interesting. It’s something I have never done before, so I decided that it would be a good experience.”
Grace sent two works in for assessment, and both were accepted.
She has concentrated on painting in her studies so far, but branched out and sent one painting and one sculpture.
A close friend of the family had taught her painting when she was very young, and she really enjoyed it.
However, she tried a wire sculpture for the exhibition, in order to challenge herself with something new, and she was delighted to have it accepted.
“I was really nervous before I got the email, and was very happy to have both pieces go through,” says Grace.
Fellow student, Isabella Miscisco has also had two works accepted.
Head of Arts Faculty at Cromwell College, Ashlee Carr, encouraged the students to submit their work, saying, “This is a fantastic opportunity for these young creatives to showcase their work alongside established artists.
Victoria says, “It has been a pleasure bringing together all of the artworks for the exhibition.
We are excited to be showcasing a wide range of media from a great mix of new and familiar faces.
Sculptures, Illustrations, Textiles, Paintings and Drawings coming together as a great celebration of the talent that the Cromwell Basin has to offer.
A full list of the artists exhibiting is available on our website: www.artscentral.co.nz
We really look forward to seeing you at the show.”