2023 Matric Visual Art Exhibition

2023 Matric Visual Art Exhibition

A highlight in many a Herzlian art pupil’s school career is undoubtedly their Grade 12 Visual Art Final Exhibition. Traditionally, this is a collaboration between Herzlia High School and the South African Jewish Museum (SAJM) to give pupils the opportunity to show their work in a professional space and connect with the community. 

Lauren Palte, Head of Visual Art at Herzlia High School opened the exhibition saying “It is with immense pride and joy that we officially open the 2023 Herzlia Matric Exhibition. It is also with sadness, at this very difficult time in our history. This is the culmination of years of engagement, work and investment in the subject and always a testament to the pupils’ individual growth where they are free to channel their practical work in their chosen directions and style depending on personal interests, or research areas.”

Palte continued by saying that “the clinical social worker, Carin Marcus, spoke about the importance of the space of ´and´ in a time like this. Rather than feel conflicted when we feel joy, she suggested we lean into the space of ‘and’ – we can be sad about what is going on in the world – and – at the same time, grateful or hopeful in our daily lives. Our matric Art pupils make me very hopeful – that such compassionate and thoughtful young people are going out into this world. And, I believe, making art reminds us about the ´and´ spaces – we hold things that are difficult and beautiful, we engage with complexity, and often work towards an unknowable future that cannot be determined at the start. You will see evidence of the pupils’ journeys in  their artists’ statements and I encourage you to page through their books to see their thinking and hear their voices.”

The exhibition is open to the public from 18 October – 01 December 2023. 


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