Artis­tic tal­ent emerges

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ARTS: Emerge Am­bas­sador Gane Maile, en­cour­ages young artists.

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