Busi­ness sup­ports youth art show

Awards pre­sented to 90 tal­ented young artists at colour­ful 2017 Crisps ex­hi­bi­tion

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS - Mary Find­lay

AF­TER a few late en­tries the fi­nal count for the 2017 Crisps youth art prize was a whop­ping 704.

The theme of Trans­port Through Time in the Gran­ite Belt in­spired so many in­ter­pre­ta­tions.

There were far more 3D en­tries this year and the ar­ray of cre­ative art works around trans­port was in­deed phe­nom­e­nal.

This year the en­tries were from kinder­garten through to Year 12.

Our amaz­ing spon­sors, Dale and Jar­rod Crisp, gave out 94 cer­tifi­cates and prizes.

The last count of at­ten­dees on the open­ing night was around 350 of fam­ily, friends, teach­ers and stu­dents.

The judges had a dif­fi­cult task.

While the hang­ing of the art works took two days, there was an­other half-day spent judg­ing.

De­spite hav­ing more than 90 awards, it was felt many more de­served ac­knowl­edge­ment.

What al­ways goes un­said is the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion of teach­ers, teacher aides, mums, dads and car­ers, who all helped to en­sure that the art work was done and de­liv­ered amidst a heavy and busy sched­ule.

The changeover crew, who are all vol­un­teers, worked hard to en­sure this ex­hi­bi­tion was in­stalled with as much care and re­spect as all the ex­hi­bi­tions that they hang.

The Crisps ex­hi­bi­tion is so up­lift­ing with wild and won­der­ful cre­ations, colour and in­di­vid­u­al­ity.

Come and visit the gallery to ad­mire them.

The Stan­thorpe Re­gional Art Gallery is open Tues­day to Fri­day 10am–4pm and Satur­day and Sun­day 10am– 1pm.

For de­tails call 4681 1874 or email gallery­di­rec­tor@srag.org.au.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

YOUTH­FUL PAS­SION: There are 704 en­tries from lo­cal chil­dren on dis­play in the Crisps youth art prize this year.

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