Artists of the Future Inspire at Art KDS Festival

What better way to nurture the talents of our future Visual Artists than create an Art Festival to support them?

On Sunday 10 September, the inaugural ARTKDS Festival and Ten Thousand Hours exhibition will celebrate both established and future artists in an afternoon of art shows, creative activities and valuable fundraising. KDS families, friends and art lovers from across Melbourne are invited to an afternoon of gourmet food, live music, roaming entertainment and art exhibitions from 12pm to 4pm at the Junior School campus (373 Dandenong Rd, Armadale).

The Ten Thousand Hours exhibition, curated by Dr Helen Light AM, will showcase the specially commissioned and fully donated works of 15 established Australian artists represented by Niagara Galleries in Melbourne and Watters Gallery in Sydney. The small panel artworks exploring “Childhood” will be available for purchase. Dr Helen Light commented that “The King David School works to develop well-rounded students with skills in all areas so this exhibition, featuring such distinguished artists, provides the perfect opportunity to inspire future artists among the students.”

ART KDS is very excited to announce that the Ten Thousand Hours Exhibition will be officially opened at 2pm on Sunday 10 September by Guy Abrahams CEO and Co-founder of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate (

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the contributing artists and their representative galleries, all proceeds from the Ten Thousand Hours exhibition will go towards establishing a Visual Arts Scholarship at The King David School to nurture student artists.

ARTKDS Festival, will also showcase works by Prep to Year 5 King David School students, who have been busy creating mixed-media works in readiness for the Junior Art Show. There may well be a future Visual Arts Scholarship recipient amongst them!

Festival goers can satisfy their own creativity by joining collaborative and individual art activities by Makedo Cardboard City, Weaving Studio, Bottle Top Street Art and Green Hat Planks, to name just a few of the Festival’s activities. Purchase a wristband online ($10), or on the day ($15 ). Click for Art KDS website.

The ARTKDS Festival 2017 and Ten Thousand Hours are exciting initiatives of the King David School Parents’ Association, in celebration of art education and in support of Australia’s future artists.

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