Highly regarded Central West artist and TAFE NSW Visual Arts Teacher, Bridget Thomas, will join forces with TAFE NSW alumni and emerging artists Kelly Wilkinson and Andy Northedge to launch an exciting art exhibition, 3 Birds this weekend at the Rosebank Art Gallery in Millthorpe.
The exhibition, will showcase some of Ms Thomas’s best prints and drawings from the past year and highlight some of the creations that Ms Wilkinson and Ms Northedgehave produced since completing the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE NSW Orange.
Ms Wilkinson, who also works as a Disability Assistant at TAFE NSW said “I’m really looking forward to showcasing my artwork with great friends in Millthorpe, where I live and outside of a student environment.
“My work will include portraits of my family through the generations in a variety of drawings using graphite and charcoal.”
Bathurst’s Andy Northedge will feature the beauty of nature and pathways in prints and drawings using watercolours.
“The exhibition has been a journey of personal growth for all of us but particularly Kelly and I. Studying art at TAFE NSW has really help mould my skills and the direction of my artwork.
“Now we are able to showcase our achievements at our first exhibition when the focus turns to art for Artstate (1-4 November in Bathurst). I couldn’t be more proud.”
The exhibition will open on Saturday 13th October at 5pm with guest speaker and local Milthorpe artist Heather Vallance. 3 Birds will show until Saturday 18th November on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm at the Rosebank Art Gallery, Millthorpe.
Ms Thomas said the exhibition is the perfect tool to show perspective students and art enthusiasts the skills and experience a Visual Arts course at TAFE NSW will equip students with for a career they’ll love.
“We are encouraging everyone to come along, take a look and even purchase some artwork – they’ll make great Christmas presents,” she said.
For more information about 3 Birds exhibition visit the event page on Facebook, 3 Birds Exhibition Opening 5pm or call the Rosebank Art Gallery on 6366 3191.
For more information about the range of art and design courses at TAFE NSW, visit tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.