FOR ALL YOUR ARTS NEWS ACROSS THE DISTRICT,
ISIS District State High School art students Brooke Oldfield, Taylor Wright, Laura Scholss and Jessica Harper have had their artwork chosen to be exhibited at the upcoming Creative Generation Competition/Exhibition at the Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery from September 19–November 2.
This regional exhibition proudly showcases the work of senior visual art students in their community.
The works reflect the diversity and the strength of schools’ visual art programs and illustrate the challenges met by students in the development and resolution of their artworks.
The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education and student achievement in visual art throughout Queensland’s state and non-state schools.
This program has been running since 1990 and has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.
The awards include the media of video, film and electronic imaging as well as ceramics, costume and stage design, drawing, environmental design, fibre arts, graphic design, installation, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, product design and sculpture.
The awards are an initiative that has led to widespread recognition of the excellent work senior art students are producing.
Studio 8 Glass is holding the following workshops at its rustic glass studio situated at 106 Gelsominos Road, South Isis:
■ Glass Jewellery (Sunday, September 14)
■ Patè de Verre Introductory Workshops (Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21).
For further information, contact Judith on 0407 655 497.
National Association for the Visual Arts (navaconnect) is offering five online courses of seven weeks duration each.
Participants can expand their skills and develop new career opportunities by gaining access to specialised professional advice, industry knowledge and inspiration.
Some courses start on September 22. Visit www.visualarts.net.au/ courses/2014/nava-connect.
Do you have a passion for art? Popular Maryborough artist Hayley Groves is keeping herself very busy this coming month.
She is opening two exhibitions at the Maryborough Art Gallery in Kent Street. Mythical, Magical & Mysterious is a collection of artworks by talented young artists that have been participating in art classes run by Hayley.
Hayley is also joining up again with Darling Downs artists Megan Darr, Cindy Giles and Corrina McLaughlin in an exhibition called Eclectic, which, as the title suggests, offers a diverse range of styles and themes.
Both exhibitions are on show from September 1.
Congratulations to Alice McLaughlin for winning the Open Landscape and Reflections of Mt Perry awards in the recent Mt Perry Annual Art Exhibition. For those who don’t know Alice, she is the president of the Childers Arts Council and a member of the Childers Visual Arts Group.
The Childers Arts Council Visual Arts Group is holding its annual Art In the Park at Millennium Park (next door to the post office) on Friday, September 19, from 9am–4pm.
Come along and join in the fun. There will be demonstrations in various art media.
There are still some bookings available for valuations at the Valuation Day to be held on Saturday, September 20, as part of the Collectamania exhibition. So if you are wondering whether that heirloom you have at home is treasure or trash, now is your chance to find out. It is going to be a great day of fun and surprises and sharing your favourite pieces. Book with the gallery on 4130 4876.
ARTISTIC ALICE: Local artist Alice McLaughlin during demonstrations at the Mt Perry Art Exhibition.