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YOUNG artistic students are
displaying their talents at the
2014 SACE Art Show at Light
Square Gallery in Adelaide until
the end of April.
SACE Board chief Executive
Dr Neil McGoran said it was en-
couraging to see so many young
exhibitors moving towards ca-
reers in fashion, photography,
graphic design, art teaching, and
film and game animation.
“In its 32 years, the SACE Art
Show has displayed works from
senior secondary students who
have gone on to become leaders
in theArts in South Australia and
around the world,” he said.
“The exhibition showcases
high-quality student work to the
wider community and serves to
inspire and encourage SACE stu-
dents who are presently studying
art and design subjects.”
More than 150 art and design
works, including paintings, pho-
tos, sculptures, and architectural
designs will be on show during
the six-week exhibition at the
Balaklava High School grad-
uate, Belle Sternal, competed last
year and entered her ‘psychedelic
sixties’ piece. Inspirations be-
hind the piece were the music
in the sixties era.
“General freedom, everything
colourful and qualities of life
were the inspirations”, she said.
Belle describes her piece as
“Very bright and colourful, a
Although Belle is currently
not studying, she is still painting
and will be entering the Clare
Exhibition on May 16.
Belle says she has continued
to keep art a part of her career
after completing Year 12.
“I have had a bit of commis-
sion work, people come to me
if they want tattoos designed
and I have done many family
Belle says her art inspiration
is international icon and English
based graffiti artist Banksy.
Belle has won several awards
over the past years. 2012 saw her
receive the Rotary Club Clare
Youth Under 18 award, and 2013
she won the Gabby O’Sullivan
Youth Encouragement Award.
She also won the Senior Student
Balco Courthouse gallery award
Belle says her current piece
is in the works and she is unsure
what style it will finish as.
A NEW report from Gradu-
ate Careers Australia (GCA)
has revealed that one third of
employers have viewed the so-
cial media profiles of graduates
during the recruitment process.
Figures also indicate that one
in five employers – out of the
484 surveyed, did not recruit
graduates in 2013 being cau-
tious of the post-financial crisis
GCA’s Executive Director,
Dr Noel Edge advised graduates
to be cautious of their social
media profiles when applying
“Graduates may have greater
job prospects if their social
media profiles present an appro-
priate image when they prepare
their graduate applications,” Dr
“Today’s employers are look-
ing for graduate candidates who
convey professionalism both in
person and online,” he said.
Dr Edge explained that the
selection criteria used when
recruiting graduates includes
technical expertise, but most
important was interpersonal and
The future remains bright
for university graduates who
secure full-time employment,
according to Dr Edge.
“There is typically a lot of at-
tention paid to the percentage of
graduates who secure full-time
employment immediately after
graduation,” he said.
Vets pack track
for annual races
ABOUT 1000 people attended the annual
Balaklava Racing Club Veterans’ Day races,
held last Wednesday.
It was another solid turnout by the various
RSLs from around the state, drawing about
500 to the raceday luncheon.
Belle’s best on
show at annual
BALAKLAVA High School
graduate, Belle Sternal, with
her work displayed at the
SACE Art Show in Adelaide.
TOP RIGHT: Studying the form at the
Veterans’ Day races last Wednesday
are (from left) Wayne Hopp, Peter
Lane, Vic Barnes and Jim Fisher.
RIGHT: Having a laugh together last
week were Auburn RSL ladies (from
left) Jennette Eddy, Wendy Lane and
BELOW: (From left) Ted Walsh, Peter
Petherick, Rob Nankivell, Kevin
Sobey, Judy Nankivell and Chris
Walsh from Copper Coast RSL.
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