|Visual arts festival on this month|
|Monday, 17 September 2012 12:33|
The National Institute of Allied Arts in partnership with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe is hosting the 15th annual Visual Arts Festival Schools’ Exhibition under the theme: ‘Seasons - a Time for Everything.’
The aim of the festival is to inspire, challenge, encourage and develop the art work of school children across Zimbabwe.
The exhibition promotes and gives exposure to the best two and three dimensional artworks and installations produced by individual students and groups from junior and senior schools.
This year, a record number of over 2 000 entries were received.
The work ranges from 3-year old pre-scholars right through to the 18-year old young adult category.
The 9 categories are divided into junior and senior sections, with pre-scholars placed in category one, and the young adult group in category nine.
The Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mrs Doreen Sibanda said, “It is always an interesting showcase that reveals what art is being taught in our schools. It is also a good barometer of the creative uptake and the demographics associated with this. We are very excited.”
Students are required to explore their imaginations and try to express their creative responses.
The exhibition serves as a forum to encourage creativity in schools; to reward excellence and give schools the opportunity to view work from other schools and see the different ways in which the subject is approached.
The exhibition runs until the end of this month.