Published on 16 August 2012
16 August 2012
An exhibition showcasing some stunning visual art by regional high school students will be opened by Queensland Studies Authority Senior Education Officer Susan Hollindale at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 23 August at 6pm.
The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art – Regional Exhibition 2012 recognises and promotes excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland’s state and non-state high schools.
Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said for most of the students involved, this will be the first time their artwork will be exhibited in a professional gallery environment.
“To be selected for this exhibition and to value artistic excellence is really exciting for these talented high school students,” she said. “It might help them to decide on a career path after Year 12.”
Ms Oelrich said the USC Gallery has been showing this exhibition by local high school students for 10 years, building up relationships with schools, teachers and students.
“The exhibition opening is a wonderful event with proud families and friends present, and this year we will also have a musical performance from Nambour Christian College’s music program,” she said.
The exhibition helps raise community awareness about the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of arts education in Queensland secondary schools.
It is presented in association with the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment and S&S Wholesalers. It will run until Thursday 13 September.
The gallery is located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. The Gallery is closed Sundays and public holidays.
The 2011 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery program is proudly supported by the Proost De Deyne Family and Big Kart Track.
— Terry Walsh