30 August 2013
Hundreds of people attended the official opening of an exhibition of artworks by regional high school students at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery last night (Thursday 29 August).
The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art – Regional Exhibition 2013 includes works by 42 students from 27 secondary schools from Dakabin to Noosa. It will remain on display until Saturday 14 September.
USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann opened the exhibition, which is held annually to help raise awareness about the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence and the high standard of arts education in Queensland secondary schools.
USC Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said the exhibition recognised and promoted excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland’s state and non-state high schools.
"It is presented in association with the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment and S&S Wholesalers," she said. "School groups are encouraged to visit."
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.
— Terry Walsh