Suzanne Ison shows her Freak Show work included in GraduArt 2016 exhibition of work by graduating USQ visual arts students at USQ Arts Gallery, Friday, November 4, 2016.
Suzanne Ison shows her Freak Show work included in GraduArt 2016 exhibition of work by graduating USQ visual arts students at USQ Arts Gallery, Friday, November 4, 2016. Kevin Farmer

Daring art is window to the world of USQ students

THIS exhibition is leading the way for future regional arts.

As the title suggests, GraduArt 2016 is the works of graduating University of Southern Queensland visual arts students. It officially opened recently to a great turnout.

USQ coordinator of visual arts Kyle Jenkins said the students were well-supported by families and friends.

"This year works are more overall autobiographical in a way," he said.

"Students have been more and more interested in social, cultural issues or personal issues so while there was no set theme, there was a pseudo theme."

Mr Jenkins said the opening night audience was surprised by the exhibition.

"Surprised in the sense that the students were daring enough to present themselves in their work - it became a window into their world," he said.

The exhibition will be displayed USQ Arts Gallery until Thursday, December 15.

For more information go to artsworx.usq.edu.au.



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