Communications & Media

Students share BIG ambition at inspiring exhibition

Dream Big exhibition 2018

The next generation of Tasmania’s workforce has shared its future dream careers in the latest exhibition to open at Makers’ Workshop.

Dream Big features the illustrations of North-West primary school students who have interpreted the theme ‘When I grow up’.

The resulting artwork has captured occupations which include a zookeeper, anaesthetist, gymnast, painter, drummer, mechanical engineer, surf lifesaver and pilot.

Presented by the University of Tasmania in partnership with The Advocate, the creative community initiative is now in its fourth year.

It was officially opened to the public during a special community event last night (Thursday, 28 June). 

Cradle Coast campus Arts and Public Programs Coordinator Joanna Gair said Dream Big was one of her favourite exhibitions of the year.

“This is an exhibition which gives our community such hope,” Ms Gair said.

“Every single one of the submissions we received showed that our primary-aged community is comprised of caring, thoughtful, creative individuals who are filled with ambition – and in many cases a brilliant sense of humour.

“We should feel very proud of them as a community, and do our best to support them to achieve their aspirations to Dream Big.”

Editor of The Advocate Luke Sayer encouraged attending participants to always keep thinking about what they could be one day. 

“One of the things that struck me about this year’s submissions was that there were so many kids who are selfless,” Mr Sayer said.

“They want to help other people, their friends, their family, the community in general, and that’s fantastic to see that kids are thinking that way.

“The best we can do is encourage our kids to think big and be thinking about where they’re going to end up, to be versatile, open to change, active, keen learners, and to be curious, to find out about things, to really go out there and seek a bright future.”

Dream Big will continue in the Makers’ Space Gallery until Sunday, 5 August.

Published on: 29 Jun 2018 11:51pm