Facets of Fairholme 2018

‘Facets of Fairholme’ - 2018 Art Exhibition - Now Closed


Exhibition Background

In 2017, Fairholme College, (a College of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland), celebrated ‘100 Years At Fairholme’ and as a part of the festivities to mark this exciting milestone, an inaugural Art Exhibition, the ‘Facets of Fairholme’, was held at the College. Following on from the success of this boutique exhibition, plans are underway to host another such event on the 3 – 4 August 2018.

The intent of the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition is to offer Artists, Students and audience members a shared platform in which to intellectually engage in the expression of lateral thought and current arts practices, by exploring human experiences and encouraging, challenging and provoking new ways of connecting and appreciating the world around us.

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Post event news: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery | ‘Facets Acquisitions’

We are delighted to announce that the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery acquired two artworks from the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition for the Toowoomba City Collection.

The acquired works included a magnificent ‘Shell and Reed Necklace’ by Fairholme Old Girl and Indigenous artist, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins. A local Nunukul, Ngugi and Goenpul woman of Quandamooka Country, Delvene lives and works on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island. She draws upon inspiration from the moments that are shared with her family, particularly her mother, and the written words of her grandmother. She translates these narratives into her own contemporary interpretations to ensure their continuation. Delvene was engaged to design the artwork for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medals. She focuses her designs around the beautiful coastlines and the significance of the coast as a place of gathering, meeting and sport.

The second acquired work was a diptych, called ‘Yoolooburrabee’ and was produced by current Year 12 Fairholme student, Meg Hansen. The artwork describes the displacement of my grandfather because of his aboriginality. On the second canvas there are many meeting places, demonstrating the confusion of where home was for my grandad. There are symbols for men and women in the centre and a symbol for man on the outside, this represents how my grandfather was seen as an outsider. As the second canvas joins to the first, the meeting places fade as now there is more clarity as to where ‘home’ is within her family. ‘Yoolooburrabee’ refers to the people of the land and sea and is a word taken from the Quandamooka tribe where Meg’s Grandad grew up.

Both artists were absolutely thrilled to learn of the purchase by the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and are delighted that these works will become a part of the Toowoomba City collection.

Exhibition Brief

Now in its second year, the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ committee is delighted to invite artists to an open call for submissions for this year’s Art Exhibition. Held between Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August, 2018, the exhibition will provide local, regional, national and international artists an exciting opportunity to exhibit their works in a refined, boutique setting. Up to 200 works will be exhibited and these works will vie for a number of awards and acquisition including:

  • The Mary Snow Memorial Emerging Artist Award
  • The Condon Charles Lawyers Open Art Prize
  • The Fairholme Old Girls Association Past Student Award
  • The Supporters of Fairholme Arts Current Student Award NB: This award may be shared.
  • The Stonestreets Packer’s Open Art Prize
  • The Hutchinson Builders Acquisitive Award (Presentation and Certificate)

The Organising Committee are seeking a diverse range of artworks, reflecting a variety of subject matter, processes and mediums. Fairholme reserves the right of final approval of all works to be exhibited, in particular those that do not reflect the intention of the Exhibition or the values of the College.

Entry Conditions

  • Entries are invited from Artists interested in exhibiting works at the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition. The choice of subject is open to the interest of the Artist.
  • Artists will also be required to provide a brief artist statement to accompany the work for the Exhibition Catalogue.
  • All works MUST be made available for sale and prices are to include a 25% commission fee.
  • $30 per Artist (regardless of the number of entries).

Key Dates



13 July 2018

Notification of Works selected for Exhibition

27 July 2018

Delivery of Artworks, 8.30am – 2.30pm, Assembly Hall

3 August 2018

Opening Night, 6.30pm for 7pm Opening Night

4 August 2018

Artists’ Brunch, 9am – 10.30am (including meal & panel guest Artists) Exhibition Brunch

4 August 2018

Exhibition Open to Public, 10.30am – 3pm (including ‘Facets Food & Fine Fare’ Refreshments)

4 August 2018

Collection of Purchased Works, 4pm – 6pm

4 August 2018

Collection of Unsold Works, 4pm – 6pm

5 August 2018 

Collection of Unsold Works, 9am – 10am

Artwork Conditions

There is no restriction on mediums used, however works cannot exceed 1500mm × 1500mm. Artists MUST ensure all works are ready for hanging/display with appropriate hardware securely attached. D HOOKS MUST BE ATTACHED TO ALL 2D WORKS. Works must be able to be safely lifted by two people. No individual component should exceed 20kgs.

Whilst every care is taken, the artist is responsible for insurance of artwork to, during and from the exhibition.

Please read and consider the Terms & Conditions

Submit your Artwork

Please email your images to facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Submit Your Expression of Interest

Submit Entry Form

How to make your payment

  1. Click/tap on ‘Payments’ below
  2. Click/tap the radio button under ‘Activities and Events’ then click/tap Next >>
  3. Select from the drop down list under Activities and Events - ‘Facets Artist Entry Fee’
  4. Fields marked with an * are mandatory (In the student name section please fill in your name)
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Please contact us if you have questions or difficulties. facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au or phone 07 4688 4688.

Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition