October 15, 2019
Kingaroy Art Gallery has been overrun by teenagers … the talented young artists from Years 7-12 at Kingaroy State High School.
The gallery will be filled with their works for the next month, all completed as part of school assignments.
The exhibition was officially opened by KSHS art co-ordinator Wendy Corstiaans on Friday night.
“We are very grateful to be gifted this space in the Kingaroy Art Gallery every year,” Wendy said.
“Thank you to the Kingaroy Art Team and the Kingaroy Art Gallery.”
Many of the works are for sale.
As an added bonus, the gallery is not collecting a commission which means the money goes directly to the students.
Catherine Woodham, from the Kingaroy Art Team – the volunteers who run the gallery – said it was a pleasure to help nurture local artistic talent.
She urged the students to keep up their artwork after school which could lead to them one day having their own solo exhibition at the gallery.
A group of Year 12 students then took turns to explain their artworks to the large crowd of friends and family.