An eclectic mix of student art to hit the Tasmanian stage with ArtRage

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Media release issued Friday 17 December 2021

ArtRage is back in full force at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk with more than 100 student works from across 25 schools to be unveiled to the public this weekend.

Featuring an eclectic mix of works from students studying pre-tertiary visual art, ArtRage will showcase the incredible talents of budding artists from across Tasmania.

The result is an array of beautiful, challenging and mature works that reflects the final, all-important years of secondary education.

Visitors will be invited to explore artworks using a range of mediums and processes — from analogue photography and traditional printmaking techniques to sculpture, video animation and more.

As part of the ArtRage experience, students have been assessed on their works for their Tasmanian Certificate of Education.

Each year, a panel of ArtRage examiners award a prize for the most outstanding piece of work within the touring exhibition.

As a long-term supporter of ArtRage, City of Launceston Deputy Mayor Danny Gibson said ArtRage was a highlight on the annual exhibition calendar for Launceston.

"ArtRage plays an important role in the encouragement of many budding student artists in years 11 and 12 across Tasmania," Deputy Mayor Gibson said.

"For many, it plays a pivotal role in showcasing their creations in a public forum for the first time."

General Manager of Creative Arts and Cultural Services Shane Fitzgerald said ArtRage offered an invaluable launch-pad for student artists across the state.

"We're passionate about what ArtRage offers to Tasmanian students each year. It not only provides the opportunity for personal expression but also the chance to display works to a state-wide audience," Mr Fitzgerald said.

"The 2021/22 ArtRage exhibition offers a vibrant and thought-providing insight into the minds of students from across Tasmania and is guaranteed to offer an immersive experience for all ages."

ArtRage is set to travel state-wide in 2022 visiting communities across Tasmania.

ArtRage is on display at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk from 19 December 2021 until 19 April 2022.