'Every artist was first an amateur' Student Art Exhibition

Region: Regional South | Wollongong
Year 10 and 11
Local arts program Public schools Visual arts

Every artist was first an amateur is a week-long art exhibition, held at the Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong, exhibiting work by Years 10 and 11 creative arts students from public schools across the Illawarra. Students studying visual arts, visual design and photography are welcome to submit their works for selection. 

The aim of the project is to provide students with the motivation to produce meaningful class work, as well as providing them with a real life, subject specific experience to assist their course work and increase their appreciation of the arts culture.

The nature of an exhibition allows the public, including parents and family members to engage with the students learning and celebrate their achievements.


Exhibition dates: Monday 8 August to Sunday 14 August 2022 (Term 3 Week 4)

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Samantha Rath
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer


Project Contemporary Artspace
255 Keira Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

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