On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery from 17 November 2017 to 30 June 2018

ArtStart is back at QVMAG and the latest theme of Beetles, Bees and Butterflies has the place abuzz.

ArtStart is an exhibition program designed to encourage children's participation in the visual arts and is open to kindergarten to grade six students in northern Tasmania.

For this instalment of ArtStart, students were asked to observe and investigate the life cycle and biology of the state's unique insect world.

The result is a fascinating display of colour and pattern. More than 100 works from 11 schools show the various ways in which the natural world can inspire us all and the processes used have creatively produced fresh and exciting pieces of art.