BENDIGO year 12 students are pulling together a virtual art exhibition to display the work they created in lockdown.
Bendigo Senior Secondary College teaching and learning coordinator for visual arts and technology, Marcus Patching, said he was glad the students' hard work would be recognised.
"Usually at this time of year, the students are finishing up with their studies and getting ready for exams," he said. "As part of the last week of formal classes, we celebrate the art subjects of units three and four.
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"We usually have an exhibition on the art floor and we invite the parents, friends, and families to come in and celebrate the work.
"This year we're doing something quite different - a virtual exhibition where parents, friends, and students can look online, navigate their way, and see the different artworks."
Mr Patching said it was a unique exhibition in a challenging year.
"It's the first time we've ever done it, so there's a bit of trial and error," he said. "But the students are really excited to have an exhibition, even if it's in a different format."
Eleanor Holm is one of the year 12 students who has been studying general art and studio art.
She said while it was difficult completing her folios from home, she was relieved her hard work would be displayed.
"At first I thought they would not have an exhibition at all, but then they told us about the online version," Miss Holm said. "I thought that's good, at least we'll be able to present it to other people, but it will be different."
Fellow BSSC year 12 student Dooley Every, who is studying visual communication, said he was also excited to see the work of other students.
"It's really good to see what everyone else has made throughout the year," he said. "It's really fun to see what your friends have done."
Year 12 student Isabella Hantas, who is completing general art and studio art, said it was a massive accomplishment for all of the students to get through the year.
"This year has been really unexpected," she said. "There have been a lot challenges but in the end a lot of positive actions have come out of this.
"We've learnt to adapt and overcome. Nonetheless, I do believe the majority of the students struggled. But in the end, we're here again and we've almost graduated."
Mr Patching said people should head to bssc.edu.au in the coming weeks to view the virtual art exhibition.
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