Primary Kaleidoscope @ BRAG

Monday, 20 August 2018

If you love seeing great children’s art work, it is time to go to Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Now in its 6th Year, Primary Kaleidoscope is an annual collaborative exhibition by primary school students who are invited to explore a new theme each year through art.

In 2018, the theme is Black & White, a subject broad enough to allow students open-ended exploration to develop artworks in their own way.

Burnie City Council Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said “There are nearly 600 artworks in the exhibition from primary schools in the region. The Burnie City Council, through the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, is proud to actively support and promote the role that art fills in education.

“The schools involved this year are Table Cape Primary, Montello Primary, Yolla District School, Edith Creek Primary, Somerset Primary, Boat Harbour Primary and Romaine Park Primary. Exhibitions like Primary Kaleidoscope say a great deal about the quality of art teaching and the enormous output of the art teachers in our community. We all understand that the process of making art is important in raising healthy children and building a healthy community.”

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 25 August and will be on show until Thursday 20 September.

Also continuing until 20 September is ArtRage an annual initiative of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in conjunction with the college art teachers of Tasmania. The works exhibited reflect the originality of individual students and the creativity that is encouraged by the twenty-two participating schools and colleges from across the State.

The Gallery is open free to the public from 10am to 4.30pm weekdays and from 1.30pm to 4pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Burnie Regional Art Gallery is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

For further information please contact

Fiona Loughran
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728