Creative excellence on show at USC Gallery

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Creative excellence on show at USC Gallery


Haidee Batzloff’s digital image on paper, The Degradation of the Reef, featured in last year's Creative Generation exhibition

14 August 2014

An exhibition showcasing a stunning collection of visual art by regional secondary school students will go on display at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 21 August at 6.30pm.

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art – Regional Exhibition 2014 recognises and promotes excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland’s state and non-state high schools.

It will be officially opened by Education Queensland’s Acting Regional Director (North Coast) Tracy Corsbie.

Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said this will be the first time that many of the students will have their artwork presented in a professional gallery environment.

“To be selected for this exhibition held here at the University Gallery might help them to decide on a creative career path after Year 12,” she said.

“It is always exciting to be part of a young artist’s career and the variety and standard of creativity is always excellent.”

Ms Oelrich said USC Gallery had presented this exhibition by regional high school students for more than 10 years, building relationships with schools, teachers and students.

“The exhibition opening is a fantastic event with proud families and friends present and a great vibe on the night,” 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.

To add to the excitement of the opening event, the North Coast regional award recipients will be announced. These awards are for excellence, commendation and regional encouragement.

The exhibition is presented in association with Queensland Government’s Department of Education, Training and Employment and Art Shed Brisbane/School Art Supplies. It will run until Saturday 13 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.

The 2014 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery program is proudly supported by the Proost De Deyne Family.

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