Emerging artists on show

Just one of the art works on show by Year 12 Sunshine Coast Grammar School student Melanie Pirrett

Showcasing a selection of more than 1,000 artworks, workshops, sculptures, live jazz and artistic displays Sunshine Coast Grammar is expected to come alive with colour and activity on Friday, November 2 for the annual Grammar Art Show.
A hive of creativity, the event will feature student pieces from Prep through to Year 12 as well as works that will be on sale by internationally renowned local artists including Kendall Perkins, Mel Brigg and Barry Back.
Now in its 6th year, the Grammar Art Show has grown in popularity and will again feature the highly contested Grammar ‘Archi’ and prestigious Grammar Emerging Artist Award.
Head of Visual Arts at Sunshine Coast Grammar, Rachel Downie is overwhelmed by the increased interest in the event and excited about the GOMA style workshops for Prep – Year 6 which will commence at 2.30pm.
The main part of the show will commence at 6:30pm and will be catered for by the Grammar Hospitality students. The cocktail event will provide students with the opportunity to have their work on exhibition for guests to view in an open gallery style environment.
“Each year I am overwhelmed by the creative talent and effort students put into their works and this year is no exception. I impressed by the calibre of artwork that will be on display and visitors can expect a magnificent variety of works from the colourful and visually appealing to the abstract and thought provoking, “ said Rachel Downie.
“We look forward to showcasing the diversity of our visual arts program and brilliant talents of students and emerging artists in an exciting and inspiring event for the wider community to enjoy,” Rachel Downie.
The event will also feature a portrait room with a collection of portrait style artworks which will be open to nominations for the People’s Choice Award online prior to the event.
The cocktail event is open to the public and will be held at the Grammar Hall, 372 Mons Road, Forest Glen from 6:30pm. Tickets cost $15 and are available online www.scgs.qld.edu.au.