Cummins Area School students share art for SALA

Cummins Area School students have been provided with a major platform to display their artistic talents, thanks to the South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival.

The exhibition 'Cummins Creative' is on display in the Cummins School Community Library, featuring a collection of art in different mediums created by students from years 7 to 11, exploring themes such as 'self' and 'local surroundings'.

Works were created by students throughout the first semester of the 2021 school year.

Area school art teacher Kylie George said SALA had offered a great platform to celebrate some of the work created during the first semester.

She said the art was created in a variety of mediums including lino print, acrylic paint and mixed media.

"Having the opportunity to share students artwork outside the classroom in an event like SALA creates a sense of pride and achievement," she said.

"We're hoping the community passes through the Cummins Community Library during August to view the students' work and leave some feedback."

Student Jay Trezise is one of the students whose work is displayed in the exhibition and said he was thrilled to contribute art that was on display for SALA.

"It's amazing showing that my passion has reached out and that I get to be part of SALA, it's amazing that people are looking at my art," he said.

Fellow student Rory Detmar said "I feel proud for having my art be part of SALA but initially I was hesitant because of the message of my artwork."

The exhibition is open until Friday, August 27 and can be viewed every Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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