Wudinna students to host SALA exhibition

Wudinna Area School students will have their artwork on display as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival later this month.

Students from reception to year 7 have been busy creating pieces for the 'My Place' exhibition which will be on show at the Wudinna and Districts Memorial Hall.

All primary students will display artwork across a range of mediums, including craft, digital, drawing, mixed media, multimedia, painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.

Wudinna Area School teacher Myf Spencer-Smith said students have been busy completing their artworks.

"Students have been developing artwork of any medium that they choose around the theme," she said.

"It could be their happy place, somewhere they go and love, or want to go to, or an imaginary place they enjoy.

"The students will be accompanying their artwork with a poem that relates to their place."

She said the community was welcome to attend the free exhibition on Friday, August 30 between 4pm and 6pm.

Local artists Cherie and Mark Kammermann, and Gabrielle Waters, have come into classes to share their expertise with students and teachers, and Ms Waters has also helped with the planning and preparation of the exhibition - which also acts as a fundraiser.

"We have some great artists in Wudinna, but it will be nice for the kids to be the artists," Ms Spencer-Smith said.

"Here they are hosting an exhibition and can sell their artwork.

"All pieces will be on sale on the night and it is raising money for the school for new items and technology."

The Wudinna Area School Parents and Friends group will be providing nibbles on the night.

There will also be art prizes for the best piece in the reception-year 1, year 2-3, year 4-5 and year 6-7 classes.

"We are welcoming community votes for the people's choice and will also add our professional decision on the best pieces," Ms Spencer-Smith said.