AN art show at Wandong Hall on the weekend showcased more than 100 works made by young artists from Wallan, Kilmore, Wandong and surrounds.
Hosted by Wandong’s Three Brushes Studio, the show featured works by children between the ages of six and 15, recognising them with awards for their art while supporting their interests and talents.
Three Brushes owner and teacher Sharon Delaney said the show was a good opportunity for the studio’s students to show off their talent.
“I thought, well, let’s showcase some of this stuff, let’s do an art show,” she said.
“Some of these kids don’t play sport so they never get to win or a trophy or a ribbon, but they are great at art so why not show it off?”
The show was independently judged by the Kilmore Art Society, with multiple judges from various artistic backgrounds coming together to award students in several different categories.
The judges included Cheryl Eve from the Kilmore Art Society, artist Amanda Russell and Wandong Primary School art teacher Robyn Beer.
Ms Delaney said organising an art show was a new experience but drew inspiration and support from other art shows and businesses.
“I was looking through what the Kilmore art show and the Whittlesea art show had done and got ideas from them,” she said.
“We got the ribbons all made locally from a lady in Clonbinane, encouraging that local feel.”
Ms Delaney said the studio was run with the wants and interests of the students in mind and the show allowed them to choose which of their own works to enter, how they were presented and what categories they would be placed in.
“We had 126 pieces entered, so I think that’s a pretty good first show,” she said.
“I think from now on we’ll do one a year, maybe some of the categories will change, maybe we’ll invite others, who knows?”