Student's talents on display

Published: 8 September 2017

Student's talents on display
Artwaves 2017 exhibitors - (front from left) - Woodridge State High School students Germin Tenga, Bismillah Sultani and Khaliqdad Gulzari and (from back left) Groves Christian College year nine students (from left) Dominika McCorkell, Feruzi Juma, Isaac Ruat and Melowdy Mawi-Zahau.

The wealth of imagination and creativity shown by a group of secondary students from the City of Logan goes on display at the Logan Art Gallery from this week.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the community was encouraged to experience one of the most popular annual student art exhibitions in Logan – Artwaves 2017.

It will be held at Logan Art Gallery from today (8 September) until 14 October, 2017.

Cr Swenson said this major exhibition of artworks by secondary school students from the City of Logan and adjacent areas celebrated and nurtured the creative talents of young artists in the region.

“Artwaves celebrates its 25th year in 2017 and once again promises to delight the whole community with both state and private schools coming together to present this vibrant and energetic exhibition,” Cr Swenson said.

“The student’s exhibition pieces range from the traditional to the amazingly innovative.

“This year’s exhibition will feature inspirational works ranging from drawings, sculptures and paintings, textiles, ceramics and papercuts, video, photography and installation to works on paper and digital prints.

“Through their artworks students they make statements on important social and political, local, and global issues, identity, the environment, spirituality, marriage, religion and most importantly their own personal journeys.  

Landscapes, animals and portraiture are also among the themes.

Cr Swenson said a mentorship program led by Logan Art Gallery was also held in conjunction with Artwaves.

“Each year one outstanding student from the exhibition is provided with guidance and support to develop and produce an exhibition in a professional gallery culminating in an exhibition in the Young Peoples Gallery during 2018.”

Cr Swenson said as part of Artwaves, Logan Art Gallery would also present a showcase of musical talents during the Gigs in the Gallery session.

“Bands and musicians will entertain gallery visitors from 1pm to 4pm on 14 October.”

This year Artwaves brings together student artworks from 30 secondary schools in the region supported by their visual art teachers.

The schools include:

  • Beaudesert State High School
  • Beenleigh State High School
  • Browns Plains State High School
  • Calamvale Community College
  • Calvary Christian College
  • Canterbury College
  • Flagstone Community College
  • Groves Christian College
  • Hills International College
  • Kimberley College
  • Kingston College
  • Loganlea State High School
  • Mabel Park State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Park Ridge State High School
  • Parklands Christian College
  • Redeemer Lutheran College
  • Rivermount College
  • Rochedale State High School
  • Runcorn State High School
  • Shailer Park State High School
  • Springwood State High School
  • St Francis College
  • St Thomas More College
  • Stretton State College
  • Sunnybank State High School
  • Trinity College
  • Windaroo Valley State High School
  • Woodridge State High School

Logan Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday on the corner of Wembley Road and Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central.

More information is available at