Sydney Adermann joined fellow Year 10 and Year 11 students from across the state at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Taree local Sydney Adermann has taken the next exciting step in her art career.
She has been invited by The Smith Family to travel to Sydney during the school holidays to take part in a four-day art workshop called Bella Momentum at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).
Sydney, who attends Taree High, joined 11 fellow Year 10 and 11 students from across the State for the intensive artistic development opportunity.
Bella Momentum is staged twice each year for selected students supported by The Smith Family who are currently studying art subjects – or whom possess a strong interest in artistic pursuits – to hone their interests and inspire their post-school arts-related career options.
Sydney secured her place at the workshop ahead of a statewide pool of applicants.
During the workshop, participants explored a diverse range of contemporary art-making techniques, including drawing, sculpture, installation, print making and performance.
The workshop was conducted under the supportive guidance of tutors and professional artists, who assisted students to create a strong body of artwork and build a portfolio.
“The Bella Momentum art workshop is now in its 13th year and, thanks to funding made available through the Macquarie Group Foundation, is opening doors to students to build self-confidence, develop their artistic talents and explore career paths available in the art world,” CEO of The Smith Family, Dr Lisa O’Brien said.
During their stay in Sydney, students were also treated to visits to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Chinatown and waxworks museum Madame Tussaud’s to further inspire their creativity.
At the workshop’s completion, participants were provided with the rare opportunity to present their works in a professional gallery exhibition at the MCA’s National Centre for Creative Learning for friends and family members. All Bella Momentum participants attend schools in communities in which The Smith Family is working to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people.
Bella Momentum is a collaboration between The Smith Family, MCA, Perpetual and Macquarie Group Foundation.
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