The Bundaberg CBD will be showing its creative side over coming months with the artwork of local students displayed on windows, walls and even the community piano.
The installation comes just weeks before the Bundaberg Art Prize ’19 is set to take over the CBD.
CBD student artwork to draw shoppers in
Bundaberg Regional Council Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said it was wonderful to see art being taken to the streets.
“Recent projects have reiterated the positive impact public art can have, making our CBD a more welcoming and vibrant space and encouraging people to stay longer,” Cr Peters said.
“It is particularly pleasing to see this installation promoting some of our youngest artists.
“Each year the Emerge Exhibition reveals an incredible array of artistic talent developing in high schools right across the region.
“Now that it is out in this open setting I hope it not only inspires other people to explore their creative side but also encourages people to support these students by attending the exhibition in Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.”
The work of 32 students from six schools is being displayed through the 2019 Emerge Exhibition in BRAG until 13 October.
The exhibition features a wide selection of artistic styles including works on paper, experimental painting, works on canvas, printmaking, small to medium scale sculptures, photography and digital works.
Bundaberg Christian College student Benjamin Otto has his Marvel inspired artwork included in the public art display.
He said he was looking forward to getting feedback on his work.
“I’ll probably be rather excited if not nervous as people usually are, but I believe I will be happy with whatever people think about it,” Benjamin said.
“I do believe this Emerge initiative showcases the potential of these young artists generating interest by business and community and will motivate them in their art careers.”