St Mary's students Ryan Bowerman, Josh Hynes, Jed Monogue, Alex Brown and Grace Mills checked out the Mrs Prime Minister exhibition at the Warwick Art Gallery yesterday.
St Mary's students Ryan Bowerman, Josh Hynes, Jed Monogue, Alex Brown and Grace Mills checked out the Mrs Prime Minister exhibition at the Warwick Art Gallery yesterday. Erin Smith

PMs' wives the focus of Warwick's latest art display

A CLASS of students from St Mary's School was the first school group to visit the Mrs Prime Minister Exhibition on display at the Warwick Art Gallery.

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said the title of the exhibition, which has come from the Australian Museum of Democracy in Canberra, had led some visitors astray.

"It is not about our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard," she said.

"It tells the story of the wives of all the previous prime ministers.

"The stories are easy to read and explore what it was like to have a husband who was a prime minister.

"They are all high-calibre women."

Ms Devine said it was exciting to have some students visit the gallery.

The students had plenty to look at with the exhibition containing photos, stories and even love letters from one prime minister to his wife.

Some of the students reflected on what they would do if elected as the prime minister of Australia.

Ryan Bowerman said he would make school holidays longer.

The exhibition closes on Sunday, so it is not too late to see it.



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