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SYDNEY ART SCHOOL.
Students' Annual Exhibition.
Tlie annual exhibition of work bv students of the Sydney Art School was opened at the school yesterday. There are nearly 300 works on the walls, and they include drawings, water-colours, oil paintings, and a roomful of commercial designs. The drawings indicate that the students of the Sydney Art School are put through an austere and proper dis- cipline in drawing, which is the basis of the
The dexterous work of Jean Bellette at- tracts attention both among the drawings and the water-colours; and Joshua Smith's drawings stand out above the general student level. In the commercial section, also, Miss Bellette shows two designs for book-covers which reveal a pleasant talent in this branch of design-a branch in which the demand for agreeable work is rapidly increasing. There is individuality and promise In the open-air paintings of R. Julius, David King, and Richard Ashton, In the portraits by Cliff Pier, and in a landscape sketch and some figure work by R. Shelley.
The exhibition was opened by Mr. Sydney ure Smith, who was Introduced by Mr. Julian Ashton, principal of the school. Mr. Smith said that the work attained the high standard that was expected from the school. The school had one great advantage over many other schools in Australia, which were in- clined to have a set manner of developing thei» students' work. There were variety and freedom In the work of the students of the Sydney Art Schoool. Mr. Julian Ashton had always cultivated Individuality In his students.
This year's issue of "The Art Student," the magazine of the Sydney Art School, is fir sale at the exhibition. It is an attractively printed magazine illustrated with excellent reproductions of work bv students.