Online art show supporting Gippsland artists

Sep 13, 2021 | Community News, Principal's News

Gippsland’s most renowned artists have joined forces support Gippsland’s future artists by exhibiting their work in Art Online, a virtual art show hosted by Gippsland Grammar.

Art Online will be held over four weeks from September 13 – October 8, 2021 and will feature more than 100 works produced by more than 30 Gippsland artists, including mother-and-daughter duo Dawn and Crystal Stubbs, the acclaimed Frank Mesaric and contemporary artist Rehgan De Mather.

Each artwork will be offered for sale with a percentage of the profits donated to Gippsland Grammar’s multi-million dollar Visual Arts & Technology Centre currently under construction at the School’s senior Garnsey Campus in Sale. The Centre features seven purpose-built classrooms including 2D and 3D studios and a Visual Communication Design studio and funds raised will go directly towards the purchase of visual art resources and furniture for these cutting-edge learning spaces.

Browse and buy Art Online here: https://store.gippslandgrammar.vic.edu.au/

Since completing his BVA at Monash University, Gippsland in 2001, artist Rehgan De Mather has held 24 solo exhibitions and been involved in more than 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. De Mather is exhibiting four pieces in Art Online, each priced at $225.

Gippsland Grammar Principal Leisa Harper said Art Online offered the perfect synergy between the School investing in its current and future students and celebrating those artists from the region who were already well-established, some of whom were Old Scholars of the School.

“As our excitement builds towards the opening of our state-of-the-art Centre, so does our excitement at the opportunities it will create for us to celebrate Gippsland artists,” Mrs Harper said. “Art Online is the perfect example of this.

“We knew that the circumstances of this year meant an online art exhibition was the best way to celebrate and engage our local arts community however, once our Centre opens in early next year we have visions of transforming the building’s central communal foyer and courtyard into a space to host exhibitions for many years to come. It’s an exciting time for our students who see themselves pursuing a career in the arts.”

This piece is titled ‘Can you describe to us your illness and your symptoms?’ and is by artist Harley Kewish, a Gippsland Grammar Old Scholar and an emerging Australian artist currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at RMIT University. 

Gippsland Grammar’s Head of Visual Arts and Technology Nadine Lineham – an esteemed artist herself who is also exhibiting in Art Online – said the School was committed to Art, Design and Technology education and understood the importance of supporting the Arts in the wider Gippsland community.

“Gippsland Grammar is passionate about our arts community and the opportunity to feature and exhibit Gippsland Artists, supports artists supporting art and design education,” Ms Lineham said. “We know our School Community shares this vision too, for it creates a connected community; one that inspires and empowers one another to look further beyond ourselves.”

Art Online includes works priced between $45 to $8000 and features framed and unframed oils, acrylics and watercolours, as well as ceramics and glass sculpture.

To browse and buy Art Online from the comfort of your living room, visit https://store.gippslandgrammar.vic.edu.au/ from September 13 – October 8. Artworks can be purchased online and collected from Gippsland Grammar’s Garnsey Campus in Sale from October 18.

 

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Gippsland Grammar is one of Australia’s leading co-educational Anglican schools, with a tradition of excellence in education extending almost 100 years. Located in the heart of Gippsland, the School has more than 1100 students across three campuses including St Anne’s junior campus and the Garnsey senior campus, both at Sale, and the Bairnsdale junior campus in East Gippsland. Enrolments at both junior campuses begin with a 3s and 4s kindergarten program at their respective Early Learning Centres (ELC) and Garnsey caters for students from Years 7-12. Gippsland Grammar is also the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from far East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley as well as for a cohort of international students.

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