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Fraser Primary School students with some of their artwork for a special exhibition they are hosting. Clockwise, from left, Bailey Laundess, 8, Emma
Hazlewood, 10, Nathan Tran, 11, and Chloe Chapman, 8.
Photo: Graham Tidy
Never too young to tap inner artist
Kimberley Le Lievre
Fraser Primary School is set to host an
art show to showcase the talent of their
students, from preschoolers to year 6.
Held every second year, each and
every student is involved in creating
the art pieces on display.
Executive teacher and art show
co-ordinator Kylie Evans said the
school was proud of the talent and
creativity of their students.
"We ve been doing it for the last 12
years, and people from the community
come along too, not just people from
the school," Mrs Evans said.
"It s turned into a real showcase,
and it is definitely well-received in the
The exhibition is a great way to
shine a light on quiet achievers, Mrs
"Sometimes it is some of our quieter
achievers, and the kids that struggle in
other areas, that can express
themselves in any way they like with
art, being creative and having an
opportunity to explore things in
different ways. It is super important
because it includes everybody."
Mrs Evans said a huge variety of art
would be on show, from dioramas and
models to paintings and collages.
With three pieces from each student
on show and about 400 students at the
school, more than 1200 pieces are set
to be on display.
"Some of them range in sizes from
painted stones to tie-dyed t-shirts. It s
not just hundreds of paintings of the
same thing," she said.
The show is set up in the school hall,
which is made to look like a gallery.
"We try really hard to make it look
like the national gallery.
"It s something a bit different, rather
than the everyday of seeing the art in
the classroom," Mrs Evans said.
She admitted it took "hours and
hours" for teachers to set up the
exhibition and while no art was for
sale (they go home with parents after
the show) entry was up to $5 for a
The money will go towards hosting
the next event.
The Fraser Primary School
Awesome Art Show will be held from
3-7pm this Friday and 11am to 3pm on
Electric cars power more than meets beholder's eye
Kimberley Le Lievre
Phillip and Amanda Carlson with
baby Jane and their electric car in
Photo: Matt Bedford
A Show and Shine with a difference
will be held in central Canberra
featuring a variety of vehicles with one
Each and every car is run on
President of the Canberra branch of
the Electric Vehicle Association
(known as CanberraEV), Mark
Hemmingsen organised the Show and
Shine, set to take place on Sunday,
Mr Hemmingsen said Canberra had
about 10 per cent of registered electric
vehicles in Australia, and Show and
Shine would prove a chance to get
them all in one spot.
"The ultimate aim is to get as many
of the 190 electric vehicles registered
in the ACT to the event," Mr
"About 10 per cent of electric
vehicles in the ACT is not bad, given
our population," he said.
After selling his V8-powered
Statesman, electric vehicle convert
Phillip Carlson said he discovered the
hidden benefits to the electric drive
that others wouldn t see.
"The one really huge benefit is you
don t have to fork out $60-70 ... and
the fact that it is full whenever you
want to take it," Mr Carlson said.
"You can log on with your Apple
device and check the charge level.
You can turn the heater on
[remotely] and when the car is ready it
sends you a message."
Mr Carlson said the heating feature
was of real benefit during winter when
wife Amanda gets up early to go to
"We set a timer up when she was
leaving for work at 6.30am. There is
an option to defrost the car so it is
ready by the time you get in.
Our car was the only one in the
street that was defrosted and ready to
go when Amanda left the house in the
morning," Mr Carlson said proudly.
He will be one of the exhibitors at
the event, showing off his Nissan Leaf.
Other cars on show will range from
conversions to Tesla and Mitsubishi.
To register interest in showcasing
your electric vehicle, email Mark at
The CanberraEV Show and Shine
will be held at the Treasury car park,
Langton Crescent, Parkes. Cars arrive
from 9am and depart from 2pm.
24 hours of
Practice might make perfect but one
Canberra coach is taking this to an
extreme as he runs tennis sessions for
24 hours straight.
Canberra School of Tennis coach
Ben Trudinger will run 24 consecutive
cardio tennis sessions over the night of
September 18 to raise funds for the
Tristan Knowles Kids Cancer
The money will go towards
providing scholarships for kids with
cancer, which aim to help them
succeed in their post-cancer journey.
Mr Trudinger has had his own brush
with cancer when he was diagnosed
with a rare form of non-hodgkin s
lymphoma in 2008.
"I ve seen firsthand what many of
these kids go through and it s great to
be part of something that has the
ability to help these kids get back into
life and thrive after their cancer
journey," he said.
Tristan Knowles started the
foundation after losing a leg and
surviving his own cancer battle.
At the age of 15 he was donated a
sports wheelchair so he could pursue
his love of basketball.
He has gone on to achieve a
Paralympic Gold medal, a World
Championships title and an Order of
The 24-hour tennis challenge runs
from 4pm on September 18 and will
conclude with the Canberra School of
Tennis annual "Tennis Carnivale on
September 19 at the Weston Creek
To sign up for one or more of the
cardio tennis sessions and support the
Kids Cancer Foundation go to
Paintings in tents for sale to help post-war soldiers
Queanbeyan Art Society 8th
charity art show organiser Barry
Cranston in City Walk, where the
art show will be held.
Photo: Elesa Kurtz
Kimberley Le Lievre
More than 100 paintings from local
artists will be on show in City Walk to
raise money for Soldier On as part of
the Queanbeyan Art Society eighth
annual charity art show.
The charity supports mentally and
physically wounded soldiers. In theme
with the fundraising, the art will be
housed in modern army-style tents
donated by Anitcom.
Queanbeyan Art Society president
Barry Cranston said the art was
accompanied by choirs and bands,
including the Queanbeyan Pipe Band
set to play at the opening of the event
on Saturday, September 19 at
12.15pm. The event runs to Sunday,
"We also have a lot of our artists
painting on site, which is always very
popular. In the past we have attracted
in excess of 200 paintings," Mr
He said the art took various forms,
including different mediums and all
types of visuals.
"We don t restrict it to any size," he
Four "guest artists" will showcase
up to 20 of their own works, and will
donate one each as the raffle prizes.
With more than 300 members, the
society is one of the most active in
Queanbeyan Art Society secretary
Rosanna Burston said Soldier On was
chosen as the charity because the
community recognised the centenary
"We thought what better year than
this year to have Soldier On as the
recipients of the money," Ms Burston
"It is important for Australians not
just to look in the past, which is what
we re doing for the centenary, but also
at the current serving soldiers. Modern
soldiers come home with a lot of
difficulties and I think we wanted to
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