Creative Generation

Excellence Awards in Visual Art

Each year, the ‘Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art’ recognises and celebrates the artistic achievements and creative talents of senior high school students from across Queensland.

This exhibition showcases the work of the 33 excellence award recipients selected in 2019 from almost 400 entries submitted by students from metropolitan and regional schools throughout the state.

Drawn from a range of media and topics, these young artists express real concerns about our impact on the environment. They show a desire to better understand themselves and the world around them, exploring ideas of vulnerability, discrimination, social and cultural identity, aspiration and hope, and reflecting on their own creative process. Together these works demonstrate the passion, interests and creativity of a new generation of artists.