NewsWednesday 10 Sep 2014

TAFE students draw for success in the Noel Chettle memorial art prize

See TAFE visual arts students work from across NSW at the Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize opening 18 September.

The Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize annual exhibition encourages excellence in life drawing and sketching and opens at 12 noon on Thursday 18 September in the visual art space at Murwillumbah TAFE campus.

This prestigious art prize was established for TAFE NSW students of Fine and Visual Arts in 1978 by Mrs E.M. Chettle in memory of her late husband Noel Chettle, in support of his interest in the encouragement of youthful ideas in art. 

Sandra Guy, Head Teacher of Information Technology and Creative Industries for the Tweed Valley TAFE campuses says this is a great opportunity for the region to showcase the outstanding life drawings of Visual Arts students from all over TAFE NSW. 

“We are privileged to have a very high profile Northern Rivers artist, James Guppy as one of our judges, and to have Robyn Sweaney, Artist and Education and Audience Development Officer at the Tweed Regional Gallery to open the show. The quality of the work which will be on display is outstanding and offers a broad perspective of approaches to Life Drawing,” said Ms Guy.

Students will be judged on a portfolio of their works demonstrating exceptional draughtsmanship and construction, with the winner being announced during the opening. The exhibition will remain open for viewing on weekdays 10am to 3pm through to 25 September.

The general public is invited to the opening or to pop into the studio at Murwillumbah TAFE, to appreciate the range and quality of the students work.

If you would like more information on enrolling in a Visual Arts course, visit the North Coast TAFE website www.northcoasttafe.edu.au or call customer service on 1300 628 233.