LOCAL elders’ stories and a variety of work by school students will be on display as part of a pop-up art exhibition in Kempsey’s CBD this month.
The exhibition is being held at the ArtMakas Gallery in Belgrave Street.
Works on display are those that students created as part of the Macleay dLab Program and include paintings, photography, microscopic imaging and 3D objects.
The project is run in partnership with Kempsey Shire Council and dLux Media Arts.
“There are some great pieces of art one in particular is a colourful mural created by local primary school students,” facilitator Sam Taylor said.
“The mural represents three different missions in the Macleay – Burnt Bridge, Bellbrook and Greenhill. Local elders told their stories and the students then took what they interpreted from the stories to create the mural.”
Other exhibits include a night time projection of photographs which will be on display in the front window of the shop.
“People will be able to view this of a night when the gallery is closed,” Mr Taylor said.
“There’s also a lot of information for people about the exhibits particularly about he elders stories on iPads and an interactive screen.”
The exhibition officially opened on Thursday November 5 and will run until November 19.
“We’ve had a lot of comment from people who have seen the display saying how great it is and that it’s something they would expect to see in the city not in a regional town,” he said.
“Chances are people who come and have a look are going to see works by someone they know or are related to.”
The exhibition is located at 54 Belgrave Street, Kempsey. For more information visit facebook.com/artmakas or wmail firstname.lastname@example.org