Red Hill Gallery is one of Brisbane’s finest Galleries and represents over 120 Artists. Each year, the Director, Mrs Margaret Campbell-Ryder, selects one student who has ambitions to pursue Art studies post year 12 and invites the student to participate in the School Work Experience program.
Teresa Fornataro was selected based on interview and completed this valuable work experience during the week 22nd June – 26th June 2015. Teresa has always dreamed of working as an artist and since primary school has known that she would love to study Fine Arts. On completion of the week Teresa was offered an Internship with the Red Hill Gallery in her first year of University study. Mrs Campbell-Ryder, the Director said that it is rare to find a school age student who brings to the work experience program such a passion and hunger for learning and a willingness to engage with the team, the visiting artists and share her own knowledge. It was her professionalism, flexibility, polish, punctuality and precision with multiple jobs given that led Mrs Campbell-Ryder to unequivocally offer Teresa the opportunity for an internship.
MSM has long been involved in offering Year 11 and Year 12 students the opportunity to explore their career ambitions and future pathways. This year we were fortunate to partner with Worklinks who facilitated the administration and sourcing of the student placements. Work Experience and connecting with industry is an important step in assisting young people develop employability skills and establishing those all-important industry links that support future employment.