Local artist wins CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award

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The CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award 2019 was again won by Bundaberg artist, Llewellyn Swallow, who also won in 2018.

The CQU Creates Art Awards 2019 celebrates its sixth anniversary with around 30 works touring including Indigenous art by Llewellyn Swallow.

Entry is free of charge to view the exhibition of diverse artworks by emerging and mid-career artists.

Exhibition opening hours at CQUniversity Bundaberg Building 5, University Drive, are from 9am to 4pm on Thursday, 22 August and Friday 23 August.

The CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award 2019 ($1500) was again won by Bundaberg artist, Llewellyn Swallow, who also won in 2018.

Judge's comments

The judge commented on the strong, layered composition blending a traditional narrative with a personal and contemporary treatment of colour and movement.

A past student of CQUniversity, Mrs Swallow said her acrylic painting Myiagras of the Bucca Bucca was based on a Dreamtime story of birds, threatened by hunters, which built their nests floating in the skies far above the campsites of Indigenous hunters below.

Other Bundaberg artists represented in the exhibition are Kirt Hainzer, Elizabeth Hamilton and Roslyn Hamilton.

The annual CQU Creates competition is open to past and present students and staff of CQUniversity and CQ TAFE, and artworks are judged on criteria of originality, visual quality, conceptual interest and skill.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to buy the artists of tomorrow and visitors can see the affordable artworks.

CQU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp says CQU Creates aims to make a difference in artists’ lives and presents a unique window on the attitudes, interests and creativity of the wider CQUniversity community.

“I encourage residents and visitors to our central Queensland campuses to bring family and friends along to an exciting exhibition and to vote for their personal favourite in the People’s Choice Award,” Professor Klomp says.

The exhibition will be at CQUniversity Bundaberg on 22 and 23 August. For more information click here.

  • Bundaberg Art Prize entries invited

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