100 Years at Fairholme

‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition



With over 60 artists expressing an interest in exhibiting in this year’s inaugural ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition, the committee are excited with the range and quality of work on offer. The online entry form can be found below and must be submitted by 28 August. Works are not to be delivered to the College until Friday 6 October.

It’s not too late if you know of someone who would like to exhibit with us on 13 – 15 October

Exhibition Background

In 2017, Fairholme College celebrates ‘100 Years At Fairholme’, as a part of the celebrations, preparations are underway for a unique Art Exhibition, ‘Facets of Fairholme’, to be held at the College Assembly Hall on the 13, 14 and 15 October 2017.

We are seeking Artists and need your assistance in passing this information on to those that may be interested in contributing works.

Artists may have a either a direct connection to the College such as a Past or Present Student, Parent or Staff Member, or a broader connection with the College, such as a neighbour, member of the wider Toowoomba community or even an artist from a Regional Centre, who knows of the College.

We would to hear from anyone interested in being a part of this exciting event!

Exhibition Brief

Artworks for the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art exhibition are open to the interest of the artist, but we are particularly interested in but not limited to works that reflect the history, memories or contemporary impressions of Fairholme, celebrating the life of the College. You may, for example, be interested in exhibiting works that reflect your own school experience.

Entry Conditions

  • Artists must supply a brief statement indicating their connection to Fairholme College. Eg Past or Present Student, Parent or Staff member; wider Toowoomba community member or Regional Artist.
  • Artists will also be required to provide a brief artist statement to accompany the work for the Exhibition Catalogue.


Artists are invited to engage with the College in a number of ways during Semester 1, 2017.

  • On-site: Artists are welcome to come to the College to create their works, be inspired by the environment or access archival materials as stimulus for the creation of their works.
  • Artist talks: Artists are invited to meet with current students and discuss your work, career and connection with the College.
  • Off-site: Artists who are unable to come to the College, are still welcome to submit works for the Exhibition, however, works MUST respond to the Exhibition Brief.

Selection Process

The Organizing Committee are seeking a diverse range of works that may ‘Celebrate the life of the College’. Fairholme reserves the right of final approval of all works to be exhibited, in particular, those that do not reflect the values of the College.

Key Dates

  • On-site Access: Through to June 2017
  • ’Open Homestead’ for interested Artists to work onsite - May 2017
  • Archival Access: by appointment facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au
  • Artist Talks: by negotiation, please contact facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au
  • Entry forms and digital images of work/s: 28 August 2017
  • Delivery of Works to Fairholme Assembly Hall: Friday 6 October 2017 (9.00-4.00pm)
  • Official Opening/Award Presentations: Friday 13 October 2017 at 6.30pm Details & RSVP  (RSVP required. Cost $55pp)
  • Finalists Exhibition Dates: Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 October 2017 (NB: Sold works to be collected after 4.00pm on Sunday)
  • Old Girls Conversations in Art Brunch and Art Exhibition Sunday, 15 October at 10am Details & RSVP  in the Homestead (RSVP required. Cost $35pp including Art Exhibition).
  • Collection of Unsold Works: between 6.00pm - 8.00pm Sunday 15 October or between 9.00am - 12.00pm Monday 16 October.

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

Learn More

Please complete the following Expression of Interest Form (below), so that your details can be added to the ‘Facets of Fairholme’ Art Exhibition database, in order to receive further details and the entry form/s for the Exhibition.

E facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au

T 07 4688 4688

Terms & Conditions

‘Open Homestead’ for Artists

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Submit Your Expression of Interest

(Check the relevant checkbox)

Indicate your years at Fairholme

Indicate your daughter(s) name(s)

Indicate your years at Fairholme

Please indicate family connection

(tick the box to receive more information)

Working on the College Campus, either to derive inspiration, plein air painting or peinture sur le motif.

Accessing Fairholme College Archival materials, by appointment, in order to derive inspiration for the creation of works.

Willing to give a talk with current students about your connection with the College, your artwork and career.

Submit Your Artwork Entry

(Check the relevant checkbox)

Indicate your years at Fairholme

Indicate your daughter(s) name(s)

Indicate your years at Fairholme

Please indicate family connection

Submit one or more images of artwork. See notes below.

(Include 25% commission)

Brief explanation - 100 word max.

I have read and agree to the conditions of entry for the Art in the Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition and certify that all information provided here is true and correct.

Artwork Photos
Please supply a high quality image or images of your artwork. Most common image file-types are acceptable. Multiple images can be selected and submitted with your entry submission. However, there is a maximum file upload size of 4MB (megabytes) per submission - all image files combined. It is best if you can supply the highest quality image available. Contact us if you need assistance obtaining suitable images or prefer submitting images via another means.

Please contact us if you have questions or difficulties sharing your photos. facets@fairholme.qld.edu.au or phone 07 4688 4688.