Creative Generation

28 August 2015

Last Sunday, The Creative Generation Art Exhibition was officially opened at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. This exhibition features a selection of students’ work that is of a the highest standard from across the Darling Downs region. Two Year 12 Glennie Visual Art students, Lily Baldwin and Abigail Tucker, had work selected to be exhibited.

Abigail’s artwork is Inoubliable Cliché, an Instagram account presented as an ipad on a plinth with projected images. In her artist’s statement Abigail explained: Inoubliable Cliché shows the power social media has on the fashion industry. Models, street style photographers and fashion bloggers post about trends that are developing during Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris and therefore we no longer have to wait for magazines to publish the latest trends as we are seeing them on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest as they happen. I have created a fashion campaign for the A/W 2015 season, but not a normal print campaign, an Instagram campaign, inspired by Oscar de la Renta who has used Instagram to release his own campaigns.

Abigail’s work was Highly Commended and short listed to be exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Congratulations, Abigail on such an excellent result.

Lily Baldwin's installation work has proved a powerfully moving piece. It has received a number of positive comments. Both girls should be proud of their excellent achievement.

This week, students from Year 11 and 12 Visual Art classes visited the Gallery to see the work exhibited. Girls were inspired by the wide variety of skills and media used and these will hopefully influence their own artwork in the future.

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