Proud Parent Weekend
Posted on: Monday, Aug 26, 2013
Congrats to Laura. It was one of those afternoons where all the ducks aligned… the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery had a special exhibition called the Creative Generation Excellence Awards for Visual Arts. Hundreds and hundreds of contenders were culled to 60 works hung at the exhibition from 20 schools in Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and South East Queensland.
The quality of the work was amazing and Laura was asked to welcome the guests and artists in her role as Prefect for the Arts at her school. Quietly proud of how she handled that and quietly proud that she had a work chosen to be exhibited. To quote Laura’s words in the accompanying program:
This work focuses on hoarding and reflects the concept of collection. ‘Enough is Enough?’ looks at how hoarding consumes the hoarder. By greedily clinging to meaningless possessions, the hoarder loses touch of what is truly important and struggles to focus on the world outside their own. This outside/inside comparison is represented in the tree reflection in the window. The three different generations being portrayed as hoarders reiterates the fact that hoarders affect those around them.
Then came the presentation part of the day – all exhibitors received a participation certificate – some received a Certificate of Commendation – one got an Encouragement Award and four were awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Visual Art. Laura was one of those. Apart from the award and the opportunity to attend a rather prestigious workshop later in the year, her work will be hung in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in a special exhibition in October/November. Yep, quietly proud. Alright – loudly proud then.