On Saturday evening, four Northside students received awards for their excellence in art at the Creative Generation Awards, Metropolitan Region.
This year 522 submissions were received from 186 schools State-wide, where every school could submit up to four entries. Our Metropolitan exhibition displayed the creative talent of 158 senior Visual Art students from 54 local schools.
The Creative Generation awards offer the only collective exhibition of senior student art work from each region of Queensland. It is an initiative that has led to widespread recognition of the excellent work senior Visual Art students are producing as well as enabling students and teachers throughout the state to share and appreciate the diversity of art work being produced in Queensland secondary schools.
The award system is two-tiered, meaning that high achieving students might receive a ‘Highly Commended’ or a ‘Excellence’ award. For those who do receive an ‘Excellence’ award, their artwork becomes part of a travelling exhibition around Queensland and returns to an exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), in the following year. The student is also invited to attend a special workshop in the September school holidays.
This year, Northside received an award for each of the four entries we submitted, a very rare occasion for any participating school and a well-deserved achievement for the four students who participated in the Awards.
We wish to congratulate the following students:
- Nathan McClenaghan – Highly Commended Award
- Nel Baker – Highly Commended Award
- Chiara Stegert – Excellence Award
- Kathleen O’Hagan – Excellence Award