Queensland kids are encouraged to get creative for a unique art exhibition asking them to share their vision for the world they want to live in.
The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has launched the inaugural Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition for young Queenslanders aged 5-18.
Budding artists can submit a piece of original artwork on the theme: ‘What does safety, love, joy, hope, trust and family look like to you?’
Artists can focus on one or two words or all of them. All types of artistic expression are welcome including drawing, painting, poetry, sculpture, song, video and photography.
Shortlisted artists will have their work showcased at an exhibition in Brisbane on 1 September in the lead-up to Child Protection Week (3-9 September).
A group of young curators will help select works for the exhibition.
QFCC Principal Commissioner Cheryl Vardon said the Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition was a great opportunity for Queensland children to have their voices heard.
“The future belongs to them so it’s important to hear their vision and voice about the kind of world they want to live in,” she said.
“The exhibition will be a celebration of the hopes and dreams of Queensland children and what safety and happiness looks like to them.
“The finalists will have their art seen by members of the public and government, community and industry leaders.
“I can’t wait to see what creative works our young Queenslanders come up with.”
To enter, artists must complete the online entry form, including writing a brief explanation of their piece and attaching a digital photograph or electronic copy of their artwork.
The deadline for entries is midnight, 23 July 2017.
For more information or to enter, visit: www.qfcc.qld.gov.au/hearme-seeme