Fairholme College’s annual Facets: An Art Exhibition has showcased the work of local and national artists through painting, sculpture, installation and photography for the past four years.

Promising to be bigger and better in 2020, yet still maintaining its boutique appeal, Facets again aims to connect patrons with some of the best talent on the artistic scene. “This year, Facets will further engage and inspire visitors through a diverse and expressive exhibition featuring artists from across Australia,” says Fairholme Head of Arts Karen Hayward. “At the same time, we pride ourselves on giving local artists an intimate platform to show their pieces.” Hayward says art exhibitions like Facets are instrumental in supporting emerging and substantiated artists alike. “Each year, the Facets team curates an exhibition which encourages people to connect with works and provoke new ways to see to the world around us. But more than this, we are supportive of our exhibiting artists. We offer 10 prizes to exhibitors which helps the artists in a very real way.

Over the past few years we have given away thousands of dollars in prizes to our Facets artists, which ultimately helps them continue to grow their passion.” The awards on offer include Emerging Artist, Open, a number of Acquisitive Awards and a Three-Dimensional Award, specifically recognising works of sculpture, jewellery and woodwork. Beyond the exhibition, an Art in Discussion brunch also will be held, giving audiences a chance to discover some of our best local artistic talent in a panel discussion. Online entries are open now until 17 April 2020. Artworks are considered by the experienced panel of curators and selected for exhibition. Facets: An Art Exhibition will open on Friday 22 May with the Art in Discussion brunch on Sunday 24 May. Details at www.fairholme.qld.edu.au

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