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Young Artists SALA Exhibit in Light Electorate Office

Tags: Tony Piccolo MP / Gawler / Light Electorate / Building Communities / Schools


  • By Tony Piccolo
  • Jul 30, 2018
Young Artists SALA Exhibit in Light Electorate Office

Ann Shannon and students from her art school


With Susan Close MP and Local MP Tony Piccolo are from left members of the Gawler Community Gallery, Joanne and Ken Hughes and Ellen Styen.


Local Member of Parliament, Tony Piccolo’s electorate office is once again a South Australian Living Artists (SALA) venue for the August 2018 festival with young people taking pride of place.

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and Shadow Minister for Education the Hon Susan Close MP, officially opened the exhibition yesterday afternoon.

Ms Close said that local schools did a great job in developing the creative skills of our young people.

She also commended Mr Piccolo for opening up his office for the exhibition, giving young people an opportunity to showcase their work to the general community.

The exhibition involves 45 pieces of artwork by young people in the local community, including line drawings, watercolours, photography, and traditional paintings.

Students from Gawler and Districts College, Mark Oliphant College, Kapunda High School and the local Ann Shannon Art School have provided artwork for the exhibition.

Mr Piccolo said the artwork was of a very high standard and reflected issues and views of local young people in our community.

“Paradoxically, art is a very powerful way of expression but is also a window into the heart and mind of the artist, which can be challenging for them.”

Young people were invited to submit works of art, in any medium, of how they see any aspect of our community.

“It is interesting to see how young people, through both their innocence and experience, see the local community,” said Mr Piccolo.

The exhibition will run from 1-31 August and can be viewed 9am-5 pm, Monday to Friday at Mr Piccolo’s electorate office at 148 Murray Street, Gawler.

Mr Piccolo thanked members of the Gawler Community gallery for their assistance in mounting the exhibition.

The exhibition is part of the “Art in August” Gawler SALA Art Trail, which includes Café Nova, Poetic Justice Café Gallery and the Gawler Community Gallery.


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