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Lawrence Public School students, pictured with judge Lou Westmorland. Image: contributed

Local students celebrate success at Lawrence Museum

Students from Lawrence Public School were recently invited to participate in an exhibition hosted by the Lawrence Museum, ‘A Century of Wedding Dresses’, as part of the Plunge Festival.

Students were invited to submit artworks with a wedding theme with judges Lou Westmorland and Rosemary Baxter from the Lawrence Art Group awarding prizes across a range of categories.

Kindergarten to Year 2 prize winners:

1st place – Evie Green; 2nd place – Alfie Noble; 3rd place – Phoebe Harris. Highly Commended – Teluki Johnson-Bell and Eloise Deleiven.

Year 3 to Year 6 prize winners:

1st place – Aurellia Leigh Sutherland; 2nd place – Issy Dawson; 3rd place – Reagan Evans. Highly Commended – Jypsee-Rose Penny.

Cash prizes were generously donated by the Lawrence General Store, Rosemary Baxter, and Wendy Squires.

Vice President of the Lawrence Museum Roz Jones said it was a wonderful opportunity to present a joint exhibition between the museum and the local school and thanked the teachers, students, and sponsors for their contributions.

A Century of Wedding Dresses features a wonderful display of gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, pageboy outfits and more, all linked to the local community.

Among the collection is an African wedding dress, a medieval wedding dress, a 1970s styled hippie dress, a black wedding dress from the 1930s, and a side saddle wedding dress.

Every artwork submitted by the students is currently displayed as part of the exhibition which will remain at the Lawrence Museum throughout April.

The Lawrence Museum is open between 9am and 1pm each Tuesday, and from 1-4pm on weekends.