Exhibitions showcase emerging artists

Local art lovers take note.

If you are looking for the “next big thing”don’t miss theannual Queensland College of Art Showcase.

The QCA will open its doors to the public this month for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of graduating students.

The annual QCA Showcase will take over the South Bank and Gold Coast campuses, featuring the work of final-year students from Fine Art, Film, Animation, Games Design, Photography, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art and Design and Digital Media.

Many of the works on display will be on sale, helping to kick-start the careers of emerging artists.

Director of the QCA, Professor Derrick Cherrie, said the exhibitions were an opportunity for the community to see the talent being nurtured in their hometown.

“The QCA is Australia’s oldest and one of the country’s largest art academies and has produced some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists,” he said.

“The showcase exhibitions are an ideal way to see the many diverse and exciting art forms the QCA has on offer and the extraordinary work being made here.”

Events across the QCA Showcase will include industry previews, student awards, creative panel discussions, filmscreenings, exhibition displays and more.

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