I first discovered Youthscape last year at the RSASA gallery in Adelaide. I have been involved with the South Australian Society of the Arts and a few of its members and stumble across the entry form for this exhibition.
Youthscape is a free entry exhibition open to all creatives between the ages of 15 & 26. It gives young artists an opportunity to become involved in the creative industry and display their works in a professional exhibition environment.
After displaying two artwork last year within the exhibition, I was incredibly excited when I was approached to be a part of the planning committee for Youthscape 2016.
Youthscape entries for 2015 - 'In Shallow Waters' Watercolour Painting (Left), and 'You Found Me' Graphite Pencil Drawing (right)
In 2016 we are aiming to encourage as many young artists as possible to become involved. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to enter, professionally frame and finish, and exhibit within a prized exhibition. Thanks to many generous sponsors there is over $5,000 in prizes to be won! I am so excited to be working closely with a number of talented artists who are helping pull this exhibition together.
From left to right; Abbey Turner (myself) BA Education/Arts, MA Visual Arts & Creative Practice
Tserring Hanaford, BA Psychology, Grad Dip Art History : http://www.tseringhannaford.com.au
Imogen Ramsay, Visual Artist
Meaghan Coles, BA Visual Artis and professional Photographer: http://www.nowandthenphotography.com.au
Olivia Dryden, Jewellery maker and taxidermist: http://www.oliviadrydenjewellery.com
I am so lucky to be in the presence of such talented artists many of whom have fa more experience than I do within the arts industry! I am so looking forward to sharing the success of the exhibition with you all!
The exhibition itself runs form the 12 June till the 10th July 2016, at the RSASA Gallery, Corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace, Adelaide.
Abbey is a qualified secondary school teacher currently completing her Masters in Visual Arts and Creative Practice as a post-graduate degree. She completes interesting and colourful artworks, not afraid to experiment with new subjects and ideas.