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Festival launches art scene to greater heights

The Range arts festival co-ordinator Ashleigh Bunter with Jack Bunter at the official launch.
The Range arts festival co-ordinator Ashleigh Bunter with Jack Bunter at the official launch. Nev Madsen

AS FAR as advocates of the arts go; they don't come more passionate than Toowoomba's own Ashleigh Bunter.

A USQ bachelor of visual arts graduate, Ashleigh went on to complete her masters in arts curatorship and museum studies through the University of Sydney in 2009.

On her return to Toowoomba she was blown away by the quality of the city's arts scene and vowed to bring together all of the smaller, cutting-edge galleries under one umbrella.

It was through this vision Ashleigh came up with the idea for The Range Festival.

Taking place over the first nine days of November, the festival is set to profile the independent artists that make up Toowoomba's growing art scene.

"I'd love for this festival to be an introduction for people who might not have thought much about art," Ashleigh says.

"I'd hope it develops into an annual event that becomes a widely recognised platform for emerging artists."

According to Ashleigh, Toowoomba is the perfect arena in which to launch such an event.

"The art scene in Toowoomba is growing exponentially.

"I think it'd be great if this mountain city was nationally recognised as a hotbed of creativity."

From skateboard art exhibitions and silent comedic film screenings to a flash mob conducted by USQ visual arts students, the festival features an array of events to appeal to art lovers young and old.

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