Students’ art work on show
CRISPS Coaches have been a mainstay on the Granite Belt for more than 100 years – but more than that, they’ve been supporting a new generation of artists for more than 25 years.
Every year hundreds of students are inspired to enter the Crisps Art Prize, which opens tonight at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.
“It is commendable that this local business has continued to support this fantastic youth art prize over this long period of time,” gallery director Mary Findlay said.
The theme for the Crisps Art Prize 2018 is Art in Science.
Both science and art are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us.
Visual art has been used to document the natural world for thousands of years, from cave drawings of animals that help today’s researchers figure out yesterday’s fauna, to paintings of centuries-old experiments that show us how they were conducted.
One of the most famous examples of the interconnection between art and science is the work of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci.
This year there were 751 entrants from five months old to senior students. That figure is up on last year’s 704 entries.
“Every year hundreds of students are inspired to enter the Crisps Art prize,” Ms Findlay said.
“In today’s world when technology and the screen seem to dominate youths, this effort by our young people is indeed inspiring.”
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 Crisps Awards evening will be held tonight from 5.30pm.