Young artists on show

THE creativity and talent of the region's young artists will go on show as part of Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery's new exhibition, Emerge.

Featuring artworks from dozens of secondary school students, Emerge, which opens tonight, takes up every available and open space in the gallery, with scores of works submitted.

Students from Bundaberg Christian College, Shalom College, St Luke's Anglican School, Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Isis District, Kepnock and North Bundaberg state high schools have submitted their works in the hope of being chosen to exhibit.

“Two staff from the gallery go to each of the schools and choose from artwork which has already been narrowed by their teachers,” gallery manager Andrew Gill said.

The result is a wide variety of types of art works including sculptures, mixed media, paintings and photographs.

“We've got some really impressive pieces, and not just for the age of the artists,” Mr Gill said.

“Some are quite political, some have a bit of social commentary and the works by the younger students you can see them starting to develop their skills and ideas.”

Among the more prolific of the pieces is a multimedia installation in the Vault that had been put together by Year 12 student Claudia Pippia.

The piece explores animal cruelty by using a number of images and sound projected throughout the installation space.

Mr Gill said a number of the schools would also be giving performances, mainly from school choirs and bands, as a part of the opening.

Doors will open at 5pm, with the exhibition set to be on show for the next six weeks.

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