Images taken by top young photographers from New Zealand secondary schools are currently being exhibited around the country.
Over the next five months two separate collections making up the Top Art exhibition will tour through 33 different venues showcasing the talents of New Zealand’s next generation of artists.
The two collections comprise 55 portfolios of students who received an ‘Excellence’ grading in NCEA Level 3 in photography as well as other visual arts.
The exhibition began this week with one collection starting off at the Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne and the other at Pataka Museum and Gallery in Porirua.
For a rundown of subsequent dates and venues throughout the country click through to the exhibition website.
The event is organised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to give the public an understanding of the high standard of art produced at secondary school level.
The authority’s deputy chief Bali Haque says is also an opportunity for teachers and students to better understand the efforts required to achieve an ‘Excellence’ grading in Viusal Arts at NCEA Level 3.
“We hope the Top Art tour inspires the next generation of artists to emerge and achieve in the Visual Arts now and in the future.”
The two collections will be touring the country until the end of August.