Toi Ora, Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition / 22 June - 28 July 2013

Toi Ora

Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition 2013. 22 June – 28 July 2013.

Opening with performance by Marlborough youth: 5.30pm Thursday 27 June 2013.

Toi Ora: Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition 2013 is a showcase of outstanding artwork by Marlborough college students. NCEA folios covering a range of fine art subjects feature alongside individual and team art works in a variety of media.

An initiative of the Marlborough Youth Council and a partnership between the public art gallery, colleges and District Council; several youth art exhibitions have now been presented at the Millennium Art Gallery. Last year a youth mural project was completed in the Alfred Street Carpark instead of a group exhibition.

For each exhibition, a new team comes together to develop the scope of the exhibition and to ensure its quality delivery.  The focus of the 2013 exhibition is Toi Ora, fresh, lively art by young people. The exhibition co-incides with Matariki or Maori New Year. A special highlight of this year’s exhibition is NCEA art folios. These folios represent an enormous amount of impressive work and are rarely seen by the public. Folios from current and very recent students are on display.

All work in the exhibition was selected at the colleges by college teachers with youth input. The exhibition is on until 28 July. The last two weeks of the exhibition will take place in the July school holidays.

Youth-led public programmes will be available. Please contact the Gallery for further information. 579 2001, marlpublicart@xtra.co.nz.

Open 10.30 – 4.30 weekdays and 1-4 weekends.