IPSWICH Grammar School students have been working throughout the year to create artworks for an Art Exhibition that will showcase the talent and skills of pupils at the school.
Students from Prep to Year 12, under the guidance of Visual Arts Teacher, Barbara Bartz and Teachers Aide, Kylie Stenzel, have created artworks that would be worthy of hanging in any main stream Art Gallery.
Ipswich Grammar is renowned for its extensive music, arts, and performance- based programs.
The school presents activities that will challenge and enrich all students.
Teachers at the school believe that every student should receive the opportunity to explore their creative self through a diverse range of instrumental and vocal ensembles, visual art exhibitions and drama performances.
Visual Art is explored at every year level and students have access to study a range of 2D and 3D artworks as well as photography, ceramics, printmaking, digital designs, and mixed media.
Students have taken part in local, state and national competitions.
They undertake collaborative tasks to enhance the school environment and visit professional galleries to gain an authentic understanding of artwork.
This year IGS Arts will curate, promote and exhibit to the community with an Art Exhibition displayed in the Ipswich Community Gallery.
This exhibition will showcase more than 330 artworks.
Year 12 Student, Marlgun Wagner, said that he enjoys the freedom he gets from his teacher to explore his indigenous culture and heritage to evolve and create works that are both traditional and contemporary.
Marlgun has also made his own paint to create his artworks.
He said he gets a lot of his inspiration from rock art and this is evident in his paintings. Marlgun has created five paintings that will be on display at this exhibition.
Fellow year 12 arts student, Cooper Bell has also created an artwork that is bold and meaningful.
Using lino print technics, Cooper has created an image that represents his indigenous totem, the Jackie Winter Bird.
Cooper stated that he has been developing his skills and technics since grade nine.
Cooper is the first in his family to use Lino Print as an art form.
Entry to this exhibition is free and there is an opening night on October 20 at 5.30pm at the Ipswich Community Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place.
The exhibition will run from October 20-27. For and further enquiries call 07 3813 9647