The Elizabeth Moir School recently presented their annual art exhibition at the Lionel Wendt. ‘Flights of Fantasy’, a literal taking after the students’ imagination. The exhibition had artworks from students aged 3-17 years on display. The main organizer of the event and a teacher of Art at the school, Aruni Wijegunawardena couldn’t be prouder of her young protégées. “Look around you,” she beams. ‘Aren’t these kids amazing?’
One can’t help but agree. The gallery is a profusion of colour; from fairies to robot men to voodoo masks and portraits, the exhibition is one of no restraint. The first-timers aged 3 presented a collection of drawings entitles “How I wish I could..”
While mostly squiggles and random bursts of colour, they drew in the crowds. One artists wished he “had a car so I could take mummy out for a drive”-adorable enough to warrant a smile on anyone’s face.
Likewise, many other pieces were on show. The Great Soda Bottle Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dragons, Flying Robots, Dino Park, The Rainbow Aliens and the Magic Carpet was presented by the junior kids, while seniors categorized their work under Still Life, Scenes of Sri Lanka, Nature and Portraits.
Aruni explains that she just told them what they could do, and her students took it from there, painting anything that came to their mind. The school’s Art Club president Thaima Niyaz while thanking her fellow club members for helping out, she was absolutely amazed by the many contributions for the exhibition.