FIFTEEN young people have taken the opportunity to exhibit some of their art during the Youth Week Art Showcase at The Pod in South City.
Curator Miranda Lovis, who came up with the idea, said 33 art works were on show from young people as young as 12, up to 21 years old.
The diversity of art, from using skateboards to pencil drawings, and everything in-between, this year’s open-themed exhibition gave young people “a nice platform to show their talent”, she said.
Youth Week was a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of young people.
“As a young person, you can often feel overlooked… it seems everything requires experience, but how can you gain experience if you are never given a chance?”
The aim of the exhibition was to give young Invercargill-based artists, no matter their experience, the opportunity to display their work to the public, she said.
Although this was the inaugural year for the event, Ms Lovis hoped it would become an annual fixture.
Youth Week Art Showcase, The Pod, South Alive, 260 Ness St, South City. Weekdays, 10am-5pm, weekends, 10am-2pm, until Friday, May 31.