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THE RANGE: Opening of ‘A Thousand Words’@Futures Gallery

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On November 7 an exhibition by students from the Visual Arts department of the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE was opened in the Futures Gallery in Toowoomba. The paintings, prints and their presentation as a gallery exhibition have been created as part of assessment for the Certificate IV Visual Art and Contemporary Craft.

David Taylor, Faculty Director of the Education, Commerce and the Arts addresses the opening audience

One of the biggest opening crowds filled the gallery space with excited and proud students presenting their works to family and friends.

David Taylor, Faculty Director of the Education, Commerce and the Arts, commented on the quality of the works presented in the exhibition and the enthusiasm of the teaching team that worked with the students, Dr Deborah Beaumont, Jo Murphy, David Lemay and Tim Fry. The exhibition was opened by USQ’s Head of the Creative Arts School, Associate Professor Janet McDonald who discussed the close links of students and teachers between USQ and TAFE and the possibility of future collaboration between the two institutions.

Janet McDonald and David Taylor

One long term attendee at TAFE vis arts students end of year exhibitions commented that this is one of the best exhibitions that they’d seen since the early days of the art department with teachers like Fred Weitzsaker, Joe Ottway, Patrick Petein and Michael Schlitz.Congratulations to the students and teachers for the diverse and stimulating artworks presented in this exhibition. A Thousand Words Exhibition @ Futures Gallery continues until 12 November 2012.

A Thousand Words panorama

A selection of student work from A Thousand Words follows…

Alysa Mae Amor Fraterna

Amanda Jones The Wait

Steven Lamb  Tiny Interactive Planet

Danielle Schull   The Three Lost Friends

Elizabeth Hudson  Just Imagine

A Thousand Words is a student exhibition displaying the work of visual art students of the Toowoomba TAFE. 
The exhibition was installed by the Certificate IV Visual Art and Contemporary Craft : Exhibition Cluster as part of their assessment.

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