Artist gains state recognition
A FORMER Tweed highschool student's HSC artwork has been selected from a field of more than 8000 to be showcased in an exclusive exhibition in Sydney.
Daniel Quick, 18, who came in the top 10 per cent of the state in the HSC Visual Arts course last year while a student at St Joseph's College, Banora Point, said he was pleased with his success.
His acrylic-on-canvas painting titled Tall Stories, a reflection on Gold Coast and foreshore development, will be one of 47 works to be displayed in the David Jones' Elizabeth and Market Street store windows from Monday, January 24.
The exhibition is an exclusive preview for the annual ArtExpress, which showcases outstanding work by NSW's most talented young art- ists.
ArtExpress has chosen works by 857 students from a field of more than 8000 who submitted an entry for their Visual Arts examination as part of their HSC in 2004.
Over 12 years, David Jones has chosen pieces from ArtExpress to preview in its two Sydney CBD stores and this year selected works by 47 students.
Daniel, who will study civil engineering at the University of Queensland this year, said he had studied visual arts from years 8 to 12 and his interest in painting grew over the years.
"I'm pretty creative and love drawing and painting but at the moment it's a hobby for me but I hope to develop it.
"It would be good to exhibit some of the works I've produced," he said.