Artistic talent emerges
FROM pencil drawings, pastels and photography, to up-cycled sculptures and collaborative installations, the 2015 Emerge exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) has something for everyone.
This annual showcase of the Bundaberg region’s young and talented artists once again provides a fascinating insight into the creative minds of our emerging artists.
This year, students from eight high schools in the region were chosen to show their work in the exhibition. Emerge 2015 will highlight the talents of students in years 10, 11 and 12 from Bundaberg Christian College, Bundaberg State High School, Gin Gin State High School, Isis District State High School, Kepnock State High School, Bundaberg North State High School, Shalom College and St Luke’s Anglican School.
Visitors to Emerge will be able to vote for their favourite work of the exhibition for the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Art Plus.
This year, Bundaberg Regional Galleries has invited Year 12 Kepnock State High School student Gane Maile to be the official ambassador for the Emerge exhibition. Gane’s work not only features in the exhibition, she is also a vocal advocate for the importance of the arts to young people in our region: “I’m driven to help others understand just how important and beautiful art is in our lives,” Gane said.
Bundaberg Regional Councillor for Community Services Judy Peters is looking forward to visiting the exhibition: “The exhibition challenges our imaginations and sense of creativity by showcasing the skills and talents of our young artists.” This year, Bundaberg Regional Galleries partnered up with CQUniversity in presenting the Emerge exhibition and related events. Through CQUniversity’s sponsorship of Emerge, the galleries have been able to program a Careers Day for students to meet with professional mentors working in the creative industries on Saturday, October 17.
Galleries marketing and sponsorship officer Wendy Davis said: “Thanks to CQUniversity, we have also been able to work with the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, organising a screening of the latest Banksy documentary, Banksy Does New York, on October 21,” at 6.30pm.
Emerge 2015 officially opens at 5.30pm on October 16 in Gallery One at BRAG. The opening is a free event.
The exhibition continues until December 6.
ARTS: Emerge Ambassador Gane Maile, encourages young artists.