NARACOORTE High School has had some talented art students and teachers over the past 100 years.
Now practising professionals, a selection have their works currently on display at the Naracoorte Art Gallery for the school's Centenary Exhibition.
Officially opened last Friday night by town mayor Erika Vickery and gallery chair Vanita Hutchinson, there were roughly 140 people at the event.
Gallery board member and local artist Kay Hole said it went extremely well.
"There were old scholars, past teachers, gallery board members and also quite a few from the local area who just came along for interest's sake.
"The works are of a very high standard and of beautiful quality.
"Each artist has a unique style which comes through clearly making the pieces easily recognisable."
Rod Bax, a teacher during the 1970s and 1980s, has several pieces on display and is a well know Australian artist.
His works are predominantly of landscapes and reveal a conscious desire to conserve native animals and natural landscapes.
Rita Hall was also an art teacher during the 1970s and has two oil on linen pieces in the exhibition.
Known for her interest in natural Australian heritage, her artwork is realistic, full of technique and often confronting.
Former graduate Craig Bowyer is showcasing a
number of works ranging from watercolour to acrylic and ink on canvas.
He has gone on to become an art master and worked for many years at Prince Alfred College in Adelaide.
On the Saturday morning following the Centenary Exhibition launch he also ran an art class for those interested which received a great response.
Another graduate, Deidre But-Husaim (nee Nitschke) is a full-time artist with a studio in Port Adelaide and has been successful in numerous art competitions.
Her piece on show at the gallery called "Roy Ananda (Chin Support)" was a finalist in the Archibald Prize.
Christy Martin attended Naracoorte High School for her junior years and now works from home as a freelance designer.
She has illustrated several books including "There's a sun fairy in the garden".
Former student Daniel Riddle is a computer generated artist and works for Luma Pictures.
His clever use of colour and design is on display in a folder for the exhibition.
Old scholar Jane Burgess is showing her book "A family in Paris" which has won several awards and is a popular seller for Penguin Books.
She was at the exhibition launch selling and signing copies.
Current Naracoorte High School teachers Vanita Hutchinson, who is an impressionist artist, and Deb Kloeden, a talented photographer, also have works on show.
The Centenary Exhibition is open for viewing from Wednesday to Sunday at the Naracoorte Art Gallery until the end of March.
All pieces are for sale at very reasonable prices.