Gallery & Museum Partners with Local High School

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TSSHS Students installing Golding Showcase 2017. Photographer: E. Korotkaia

Gallery & Museum Partners with Local High School

Tannum Sands State High School (TSSHS) students were invited to partner with the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) for two annual exhibitions this year that are currently both on display.

Running annually for the last 23 years, Golding Showcase: Port Curtis Callide Valley Youth Art Exhibition recently opened to the public, showcasing the works of local high school visual arts students.  The exhibition includes 108 selected works in all media by these emerging artists, aged between 15 and 18 years.  The Showcase is an initiative of the GRAGM Society, supported by the late Society patron, Mr Cyril Golding (1920-2012).

TSSHS's year 11 students were invited to assist in the exhibition's installation and learn behind-the-scenes practices of a gallery and museum. This hands-on workshop opportunity has been offered to the different partnering schools each year, with students finding the opportunity to learn from experienced GRAGM staff and volunteers, inspirational for a possible future career.

Our Priceless Past is another exhibition that annually invites a local high school to partner with GRAGM. This exhibition features the stories of local Special Seniors, prepared and presented by students to celebrate Seniors Week in Queensland. Our Priceless Past is a Gallery & Museum initiative, held in conjunction with The Gladstone Observer and Ergon Energy.

The project aims to unite two different generations and to date more than 443 students have told the stories of 269 seniors. This year's exhibition displays thirteen stories, written by year 9 English students from TSSHS.

Both Golding Showcase and Our Priceless Past will close at the end of September.



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