Paean takes out top award at Exhibition Opening

Over the weekend a small cohort of the SCOTS PGC community attended the opening of the Creative Generation Excellence Awards, at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

43 artworks from students and schools across the region including Goondiwindi, Kingaroy and Warwick were on display.

The Creative Generation is an annual event that promotes and recognises the talents of Year 11 and 12 Visual Art students across Queensland.

Both Bridget Hegerty and Paean Sarkar’s artworks were chosen for the Regional exhibition on display at the Toowoomba Art Gallery. If you are ever in Toowoomba take the time and go and visit the exhibition. Entry is free and student works will be on display until Sunday 9th September.

This year the awards attracted 447 submissions from 183 schools across Queensland. After selection, a Panel spend a week short-listing works for consideration by the State Selection Panel for further recognition. This year, from those 447 works entered, 77 artworks were shortlisted and only 38 works receive Excellence Awards.

The student works receiving Excellence Awards will become part of the main exhibition to be presented in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane in 2019.

The awards have been running for the last 29 years, since 1990 and for the first time a student from SCOTS PGC College has been selected as a recipient of the Excellence Award – Paean Sarkar for her work ‘Defining Space – Movement’. Paean’s work will be on display along with famous international artists’ works in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane from April until July next year.

Paean with her sister Mohini and parents Pamela and Mantu Sarkar.


Year 12 student Bridget Hegerty with her artwork