Facets of Fairholme returns in 2019 following two successful years showcasing exceptional art. A stellar line up of acclaimed artists has already entered, including David Hinchliffe, Leisl Mott and Delvene Cockatoo-Collins.  

Curators of the exhibition said they did not know the event would be so well received, both by artists and the public, when the event was conceived in 2017. “Initially we did it to celebrate 100 years at the college, but the excitement around that first exhibition allowed us to run a second in 2018 and here we are again in 2019 with a wonderful line up of exceptional artists,” said coordinator Karen Hayward, who is excited at the number of artist entries coming in for the May event.

Mrs Hayward acknowledges Toowoomba is home to a number of successful artists, and believes awarding artists, both emerging and experienced, is Facets of Fairholme’s point of difference, and one that encourages future artists. “The Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition aimed to provide a unique platform for artists and provides significant recognition. We have a number of awards, thanks to our sponsors, which allows us to recognise the incredible talent that is on display.” Awards on offer include Open Artist, Emerging Artist, Packers Prize, Fairholme Old Girl Association Award, Acquisition and Student awards.

Mrs Hayward says the College hopes to introduce a new award for 3D works this year. “We would like an exhibition that celebrates the works of a wide range of talented artists.”

The 2019 Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition will be held in the College Assembly Hall, with the Official Opening taking place on Friday 31 May. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June. Artist entries close on 26 April.