Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Youth Artwork Impresses All; Art Club Exhibition a Hit This Jacaranda Festival

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Youth Artwork Impresses All; Art Club Exhibition a Hit This Jacaranda Festival

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Byline: Caitlan Charles Caitlan.Charles@dailyexaminer.com.au

YOUTH artworks are turning heads this year at the Jacaranda Art prize with many visitors and locals impressed with the skill the young artists have.

Grafton Art Club president Averill Wiblen said the youth art teacher Rhondella Hyde was part of the reason the youth section had such high standards of work.

"She has been teaching the youth art, and the youth art is from the small little ones that she was teaching after school up until the older ones," Ms Wiblen said.

"She gets a lot out of the kids, so that's why so many of them are so good."

But it's not just the youth art that is impressing the audience.

"The high standard of (the exhibition), and it's very well set out, we've been lucky with is venue, it's just a good exhibition," Ms Wiblen said.

"We have a lot of talented people in the Clarence and other areas that come in.

"That sets the standard and it gives everyone who enters a standard to (aim for). …

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