Postcards from the Boilerhouse

– written by Lee-Anne McKinnon

UNE recently invited artists of all ages and stages to enter an art competition titled “postcards from the Boilerhouse” to capture various interpretations of this iconic structure.  The competition was hugely successful with 46 entries received. All entries are now on exhibition at the Dixson Library at the UNE campus until 31 October 2018.

UNE Discovery Program Leader Dr Kirsti Abbott said the panel of judges were very impressed with the calibre of the entries across five competition categories: Kindergarten-Year 2, Years 3-6, Years 7-9, Years 10-12 and Open.

“We have some very talented community members and we are pleased with the level of interest and number of entries received in the art competition.  We are delighted with the winner choices and hope that the community will come and visit the exhibition to see these tremendous artworks”, Kirsti said.

Members of the community are welcome to visit the library, view the exhibition and cast a vote for their favourite entry in the “People’s Choice” award. Voting will close on 31 July 2018.

All awards will be presented during a ceremony and presentation night which will be open to the public on 8th August 2018.

Members of the public can visit the exhibition at UNE’s Dixson Library near the UNE Union Centre. The Library is open Monday – Thursday 8:30am-9:00pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. Some extended opening hours will apply during the exhibition period.  Check for further details.