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Arts students put best works on public view

By Patrick Nelson

Arts lecturer Suzi Lyon curates the Beyond Belief exhibition in Alice Springs Arts lecturer Suzi Lyon curates the Beyond Belief exhibition in Alice Springs

About 100 Charles Darwin University students have put their finest art works on display for an-end-of-year exhibition at the Araluen Centre in Alice Springs.

Visual arts lecturer Suzi Lyon said the exhibition included paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and screen prints.

“Every student has at least one work in the exhibition, which features about 200 pieces,” Ms Lyon said.

“We’ve called it Beyond Belief, which is a comment on how the exhibition actually comes together every year and looks so amazing.”

Ms Lyon said the two Alice Springs based arts lecturers had catered to part-time and full-time students on the campus and in remote communities and town camps throughout the year.

“An arts course that develops an individual’s skills and knowledge can be life-changing,” she said.

“It’s very rewarding to reflect on this and how people can be more empowered in their lives.

“A recent example of this involved Tangentyere Artists and Hidden Valley residents working together with CDU to develop small industry skills in textile screen printing.”

Ms Lyon said CDU student exhibitions had been held in Alice Springs every year since the early 1990s.