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Art students shine at sunset markets

Visual arts students Sandra Chin (left), Sarah Elizabeth, Isabella Giffard and Irene O'Meara peddled their artistic creations at the market Visual arts students Sandra Chin (left), Sarah Elizabeth, Isabella Giffard and Irene O'Meara peddled their artistic creations at the market

Visual arts students have tested their sales skills by transforming Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Market into a classroom for the first time.

The Charles Darwin University Certificate IV Visual Arts students recently set up a stall and peddled their artistic creations to market goers as part of an art business assessment.

Visual arts lecturer Sarah Pirrie said the “Top End Art Stampede” stall showcased a variety of affordable art made by the students, including fashion hats, stationary, screen-printed clothing, prints and paintings.

Ms Pirrie said the assessment aimed to help students understand how to become successful working artists through financial management, marketing, web design and other business skills.

“The students have worked very hard to create a stand-out stall,” she said.

The stall will be held again next year and has been supported by the Mindil Beach Sunset Market.