Students’ works on show and sale

Furry friends ... SIT Art for Leisure class member Michael Macklin created artwork of his pet dog, Juno and Cat Missy. PHOTO: BEN ANDREWS

Artworks created by students at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be on offer at affordable prices at this year’s Gore campus art exhibition.

‘‘Art for Leisure’’ runs for two days and will feature work from artists involved in the campus art classes.

The exhibition features a variety of works in different styles.

Artist Helen Keith said the exhibition was just one way the students could get their artwork to the public.

‘‘It’s a culmination of everybody’s 12 months of work.’’

Paintings on display cover all styles, from traditional to modern, and in oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels.

‘‘There’s a huge variety and of course there’s something for everyone. Art is such an individual thing and the results are very individual as well.’’

Self-proclaimed novice artist Michael Macklin said he was unsure if he would put his works up for sale but he hoped to have some ready.

‘‘It’s a good way of getting your work out there and letting people know what it’s about,’’ Mr Macklin said.

The exhibition runs from 10am-3pm on December 2 and 3 at SIT.

There is a ‘‘cash and carry’’ policy.