South West TAFE visual arts students exhibit their year's blood, sweat and tears in their end-of-year show Fortitude.
More than 30 students from ages 16-70 studying Certificate III, Certificate IV or a Diploma of Visual Arts have their work on display at South West TAFE.
Teacher Jeanie Gleeson said the exhibition had a diverse range.
"This is a culmination of all three levels handed-in assessments," she said.
"And it's a chance for them to show-off and sell their first pieces.
"Our studios include drawing, painting, sculpting and print making. We cover art history, colour theory and arts industry units where students can get a first-hand experience of the career."
Certificate IV graduate Katrina Pigdon produced a colourful acrylic on canvas piece which portrayed a story close to her heart.
"I've wanted to be an artist since I was a child," she said.
"I had other career paths before certain things happened in my life which led me to realised life's too short and I need to do what I really want to do.
"I had a hysterectomy this year and this painting is about the re-birth of myself and recognising that I am a strong woman."
Liam O'Rourke was selected by his teachers as the student who had excelled in their studies throughout the year.
Expressions of interest for next year's Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma of Visual Arts are now open through South West TAFE's website.
Fortitude will run until December 19 at the Timor Street campus.
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