GUPSA supports Artists at SWELL Sculpture Festival 2016

GUPSA proudly supported Sara Irannejad (Doctor of Visual Art – Current) and Alicia Lane (Doctor of Visual Art – Candidate) from the Queensland College of Art, who were selected to exhibit their work at this year’s 15th SWELL Sculpture Festival in Currumbin, Queensland.

This event brings people face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists. Visitors were invited to a range of unique experiences including guided twilight walks, artist talks, salute to sculpture yoga, artist led workshops.

In thanking GUPSA for funding and supporting her ‘Multiverse Exhibition’ Sara noted that:

‘The work received fantastic feedback from both festival curators and visitors. This prestigious sculpture festival provided me with a great opportunity of expanding my networks and introducing my practice to a great number of public through a positive exposure. The installation was set up in a way that people could walk among the works and explore, interact and photograph the miniature imagery that I created on the tree cuts.’

Another positive outcome, apart from the representation of her work since the SWELL festival, is that Sara had an interview done by Elizabeth Rennie from the Northside Chronicle as well as the acquisition of the artworks by the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens for a permanent display in their park.

The GUPSA’s logo was proudly displayed on the artwork sign at the installation site during the festival.

Sara said that:

‘GUPSA’s support and funding sure was a great assistance and my deepest thanks and regards to all GUPSA members particularly to Michael Carden and Chantelle Hollenbach. I look forward to more collaboration.’