10th Children's Art Exhibition

19 - 30 October 2016

The Children’s Week Art Exhibition will be officially opened at the Manning Regional Art Gallery by Rosemary Sinclair at 6pm on Wednesday 19 October, with light refreshments and children’s activities. 

It runs through to Sunday 30 October, during normal gallery hours. Wednesday 19th October at 6.00pm.

All children who participate will receive a certificate. Artworks can be purchased at any time during the exhibition but must remain hanging until the conclusion.

Child Care Services Taree & Districts Inc. in partnership with Manning Regional Art Gallery, is preparing to celebrate the 10th Annual Children’s Week Art Exhibition, on display at the Gallery from Wednesday 19 October.

They might be our tiniest artists, but kids across the MidCoast region are never short on creativity.  Their talents will be featured in an exciting display of rich imagination, drawing works from a host of participating early childhood services, school age children and local groups. 

“We always get a fantastic response to the Children’s Week exhibition, with families and friends of our exhibiting artists coming along to show their support”, explains Rachel Piercy, Acting Art Gallery Director.  “It’s a delight to see the innate creativity of the children in our community, whose artworks are not only bursting with imagination, but a celebration of colour and childhood innocence”, she added.

The first Children’s Week art exhibition was held in Taree City Centre mall in 2006, when according to Julie Higgins, Operations Manager for Child Care Services Taree & Districts, “we made a commitment to celebrate Children’s Week and acknowledge its importance in our local community”.  Ten years on, and the exhibition continues to grow in popularity, with many local school aged children, children’s organisations and community groups taking part.

Budding artists who have artwork featured in the exhibition will receive a certificate acknowledging their wonderful efforts, and a photograph of their art on display.  Each work will be professionally catalogued and placed on sale at $5 per canvas, with  proceeds going towards next year’s exhibition.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with this great initiative, which encourages children to express their creativity and nurtures an interest in art and culture from a young age”, Rachel added.