Emerging Bundaberg artist Bec McPherson has painted the finishing touches to her manga street art mural just in time for emerge 2020.
As a self-taught artist Bec uses her drawing skills to capture the emotion of real life, which is boldly displayed in her vibrant manga artworks.
Bec’s latest piece BrainFog captures the eye of onlookers as they enter Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Her artwork depicts a girl with a brush in hand ready to lead the viewer on “colourful, weird and wonderful journey” through the world of art.
Bec said the mural took three days to complete, with the final touches being placed on the artwork with a live audience as they entered the opening night of emerge 2020 on Friday night.
“It’s the first time I have painted a mural with a live audience, and it’s nice to do it at the emerge 2020 opening.
“Emerge is close to my heart, and cool, because it was emerge 2012 when I was at high school that I entered three pieces into my first ever exhibition; that led me to follow my dreams in the world of art.”
Emerge 2020 is a showcase exhibition featuring artwork created by high school student from across the Bundaberg Region.
As the name suggests, emerge 2020 fosters emerging talents, while strengthening the community’s understand of the integral role art has within society.
Emerge 2020 gives an insight into the social isolation experienced by students during the COIVD-19 lockdown, and the effects this has had on mental health, relationships, learning and connectedness.
The emerge 2020 exhibition includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, drawings, graphic design, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and painting. For more information about emerge 2020 click here.
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