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On the Wild Side: YourDNA Creative Arts

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On the Wild Side is a group exhibition from YourDNA Creative Arts, focusing on local flora and fauna.
On-The-Wild-Side-New-Hero-Image-Native-Water-Rat-by-Anthony-Chirumbolo.jpg Anthony Chirumbolo, Native Water Rat, 2023, watercolour and pencil

On the Wild Side is a group exhibition featuring 18 artists from YourDNA Creative Arts, an arts school for neurodiverse adults and adults living with a disability.

The artists have researched flora and fauna found in Maroondah City to create a range of 2D and 3D artworks depicting the characteristics of local plants and animals. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, mosaics and sculptures highlighting the importance of rare and endangered vegetation and wildlife living in Maroondah.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of threatened species and give the opportunity to see the local natural environment through the lens of neurodiverse artists and artists living with a disability.

About YourDNA Creative Arts

YourDNA Creative Arts, which is located in Croydon, runs a range of visual, digital and performing arts programs including: drama, film and television, animation, creative writing, photography, radio and Art Attack. Art Attack is a hands-on visual arts program focused on embracing and expanding individual creativity, self-expression and learning. Students explore a range of art mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, print-making, jewellery and mosaics.

Each year, Art Attack students develop a personal portfolio and complete a series of finished artworks to be featured and sold in an end-of-year exhibition and market. The students also seek opportunities to share their artwork with a wider audience through exhibitions like On the Wild Side.

On the Wild Side exhibition artists:

  • Alina Abajas
  • David Cauchi
  • Lauren Galt-Smith
  • Anthony Chirumbolo
  • Chloe Dymond
  • Natalia Filapovic 
  • Tegan Gray
  • Zoe-Anne Kellar
  • Bethany Killick
  • Matthew Kooy
  • Rhi Lester
  • Isaac Loo
  • Kylie McClure
  • Liam McKechnie
  • Heath O’Loughlin
  • Doms Ressom
  • Kristen Roadknight
  • Pam Stephens

Exhibition launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of On the Wild Side and the Interior/Exterior: The 28th Annual Mayoral Exhibition:

  • Thursday 30 March
  • 6pm to 8pm

RSVP online

Alternatively, RSVP by phoning 9298 4553.

Exhibition opening hours

  • Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 12pm to 4pm

Date and Time

  • Monday, 20 March 2023 - 9.00AM to Friday, 28 April 2023 - 5.00PM
    Past event




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