The Koalas in Design Challenge recognises and promotes the most creative and innovative koala conservation and safety ideas from local high school students.
This project offered students across grades 7 to 12 the opportunity to learn about and engage with koala conservation, including the koala’s place in Redlands’ culture and history, in an engaging and creative way.
The aim of ‘the Challenge’ is to shine a light onto transformative ideas from our youth that weave art and conservation into the fabric of our community. This competition encouraged students to investigate, plan and create a ‘design concept’ for an art piece promoting the importance of koalas, and the ways people from Redlands Coast can participate in conserving these beautiful animals.
Entries were received from Cleveland SHS, Victoria Point SHS, Wellington Point SHS and Capalaba State College.
These entries are on display in the RPAC Concert Hall on level 2 until Thursday 31 October.
All submissions will be judged on their interpretation and presentation of one or more of the following key themes:
- Cultural significance
- Social significance
- Economic significance
- Environmental significance
Winners will be announced on Save the Koala Day (Friday September 27, 2019) at an Awards Ceremony at RPAC.
The winning design will be developed into a permanent art piece in 2020 via an artist-in-residence program at the winning school and funded by Redland City Council.
Admission is free and you can view this exhibition during standard Box Office hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturdays 10am to 1pm; and closed Sundays. You can also view this exhibition during scheduled performances in the Concert Hall.
art wall displays coming soon are as follows:
Koalas in Design Challenge
(Environment and Education Unit, Redland City Council)
|Saturday 14 September - Saturday 31 October 2019|
|Loud & Luminous
||THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER TAKING PLACE|
Please note: the dates for the above artwall displays may vary slightly to the dates provided above. The final dates will be provided closer to each actual exhibition. More exhibitions will also be added to this 'coming soon' list as they are confirmed with the artists.
Redland Performing Arts Centre is proud to provide a Community Arts Display Space (art wall) to celebrate arts within the Redlands Community.
The Community Arts Display Space at RPAC was the first of its kind for the Redlands and celebrates arts within the community by offering a free, self-facilitated display space for local artists, schools and community groups to exhibit artwork of their choice.
The art wall is located on the second level of the RPAC Concert Hall foyer and is available for groups to display artworks for blocks of one month.