Erin Dunne wins CQU Creates Awards

 CQ artist Erin Dunne with her winning piece,  Weekends with Paige in Clermon  t .  Photo courtesy CQUniversity Australia. 

CQ artist Erin Dunne with her winning piece, Weekends with Paige in Clermont.  Photo courtesy CQUniversity Australia. 

Rockhampton-based artist Erin Dunne has won this year's CQU Creates Awards with Weekends with Paige in Clermont, an ink and charcoal portrait of her partner.

The CQU Creates Awards are open to past and present CQU students and staff, working in any visual art medium.

Erin says the drawing captures a moment of their weekend routine at Paige's house in Clermont.

[the piece] gently asserts our presence as LGBTQI+ people living, working and flourishing in central Queensland.
— Erin Dunne

Indigenous Art Award recognises traditional travel routes

 Llewellyn Swallow with Salute to Gai-I, winner of the CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award for 2018.  Photo courtesy CQUniversity Australia.

Llewellyn Swallow with Salute to Gai-I, winner of the CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award for 2018.  Photo courtesy CQUniversity Australia.

Bundaberg artist Llewellyn Swallow, another former CQU student, has won the CQU Creates Indigenous Art Award for 2018 with her acrylic painting Salute to Gai-I.

Salute to Gai-I shows the travel lines of Indigenous clans that came together at traditional ceremonial grounds between the mountains of Baga and Gai-I, and people from many clans dancing the corroboree together.  Baga and Gai-I were dubbed Mt Jim Crow and Mt Wheeler respectively by white settlers, and have now legally returned to their traditional Indigenous names.

Mackay CQU student and staff member Glenda Hobdell won this year's CQU Creates Student Award for her mixed media piece Connexion: time and tide.   

This year's CQU Creates exhibition is still on the road:

Mackay: CQUniversity, drama barn, building 5: 
Saturday August 11, 9 am – 1 pm

Bundaberg: CQUniversity, level 1, Leo Zuzzino Building: 
Friday August 24, 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday August 25, 9 am – 1 pm

Gladstone: CQUniversity Marina campus:
Tue - Wed August 28 - 29, 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday August 30, 9 am – 8 pm