Young artist Andrew Truong with his sculpture God’s Creation at the Lockyer Valley art festival.
Young artist Andrew Truong with his sculpture God’s Creation at the Lockyer Valley art festival. Jim Nicholls

Art on show from school leavers

YOUNG Laidley artist Chris Underwood came away from Saturday’s Lockyer Valley Youth Art Exhibition with first prize in the school-leavers’ section.

Chris’ stunning work, Best Bonnet, was readily named a winner in its class, impressing the judging public.

Event organiser Regina Samykanu said the 68 entries made the third annual exhibition the success it was.

“Considering the recent disaster we have suffered throughout the region, this was a surprisingly good response,” Mrs Samykanu said.

“As from next year, we are planning to hold two separate exhibitions, one for younger artists and one for older ones. We are looking forward to the event becoming bigger and better as it goes along.”

Among the works on display in the Gatton Shire Hall was an impressive sculpture entitled God’s Creation, by 18-year-old Andrew Truong.

Other winners included Mikayla Shea with Yellow River Bank and Tiffany Kleidon with Man’s Best Friend.

An effigy of Vincent van Gogh, created by members of the Lockyer Valley Artists group, greeted patrons at the door.



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