Student art set to make waves in Logan City

Student art set to make waves in Logan City

Published: 3 October 2013

Student art set to make waves in Logan City
Kim Long, Year 12, In your hair (detail), mixed media

Logan Art Gallery's annual Artwaves exhibition, which showcases the creative talents of young artists from Logan City and surrounding areas, is celebrating its 21st showing.

The collection of almost 150 artworks has been created by visual art students from 31 high schools.

Logan City Council Libraries and Cultural Services Manager Annette Turner said the exhibition recognised and promoted creative excellence by local young people.

"The expression captured in the work is testimony to the high standards of education and shows the sea of talent we have across the region," she said.

"The exhibition is dominated by portraits this year, from self-portraits to portraits of famous people, in a range of watercolours and black and white bold prints.

"There are also landscapes and some very experimental pieces, but most of all there is something for everyone."

Ms Turner said nurturing young artists was an important priority for Logan Art Gallery.

"We are really proud to have supported our local students for 21 years through the Artwaves exhibition.

"Many previous exhibitors have gone on to forge successful creative careers and I hope this year's students will do the same.

"The calibre of work showcased each year is outstanding and I would really encourage people to see what is being produced out of our local schools. Many visitors to the gallery are pleasantly surprised by the quality of work on show."

Artwaves 2013 is on until 9 November at Logan Art Gallery, corner Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central. The gallery is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information, visit phone 3412 5519.