The University of Southern Queensland’s Future Visions exhibition and competition was on display at the Arts Gallery in May. The exhibition celebrates the works of Year 11 and 12 students in the Darling Downs region.

Thirty high schools submitted works from their student’s portfolios, including Toowoomba Anglican School – their first foray into the 10-year old competition. College teacher for art Nadine Reynolds said she was excited for the school to be involved with Future Visions.  “We are seeing students now who realise that Visual Arts is great preparation for future university study,” Reynolds said “Any student who has achieved well in Visual Arts will be a self-starter, an original, creative thinker and a person with excellent time-management skills. They will be able to research at a high level and communicate that research in powerful visual formats. To submit work to a university-based competition really highlights that for them and their parents.”

Future Visions is judged and curated by The University of Southern Queensland’s lecturers and esteemed artists, Kyle Jenkins and Stephen Spurrier. The competition’s purpose is to encourage students to continue creating artworks after secondary school and consider further study in the industry.

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