22 August 2013
An exhibition showcasing a stunning collection of visual art by regional high school students went on display today at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery.
The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art – Regional Exhibition 2013 includes works by 42 students from 27 secondary schools across the region extending from Dakabin to Noosa.
It will be officially opened on Thursday 29 August at 6.45pm by USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann. Media and the public are welcome to attend.
USC Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said the annual Creative Generation exhibition recognised and promoted excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland’s state and non-state high schools.
“This exhibition helps raise awareness about the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence and the high standard of arts education in Queensland secondary schools,” she said.
“The exhibition opening will be a fantastic event with proud families and friends present and a great vibe on the night."
“For most of the students involved, this will be the first time their artwork has been presented in a professional gallery environment.”
The Creative Generation exhibition is presented in association with the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment and S&S Wholesalers. It will continue until Saturday 14 September and 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