Artist Jack stands next to his collage

Hear Me, See Me art exhibition


The inaugural Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition attracted more than 300 entries from Queensland children right across the state aged 5-18 years.

Budding young artists sent in drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, songs, poetry and photography on the theme 'What does safety, love, joy, hope, trust and family look like to you?'

Around 60 pieces were selected by our young curators' group and these featured as part of the exhibition launch on 1 September at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

More than 200 people attended the event including young artists, their families, art enthusiasts as well as government, industry and community leaders.

QFCC Principal Commissioner Cheryl Vardon said the Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition was a great opportunity for Queensland children to have their voices heard.

"The future belongs to them so it's important to hear their vision and voice about the kind of world they want to live in," she said.

The exhibition coincided with Child Protection Week 2017 and artwork was later displayed in the foyers of several Queensland Government buildings.

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