As part of the 2019 BGS Art Show, the School community has the opportunity to bid on a pair of BGS cufflinks specially designed by Old Boy Ben Hodges '90.
Hodges, a prominent jeweller who once helped create a ring for Ringo Starr of The Beatles, handcrafted the intricate BGS cufflinks in diamond, titanium and solid 18 carat white gold. Valued at $10,000, the design bears the School crest and is available to bid on via an online auction.
To read more about the BGS cufflinks and to bid online, click here.
The event commences with a ticketed Gala Opening on Friday 19 July at 7.00pm, followed by free admission on Saturday 20 July from 10.00am to 3.00pm, coinciding with Open Day. Tickets include canapés, supper, beer and wine. Parking is available during the event. Click here to purchase tickets.
The BGS Art Support Group this year welcomes Judith Bell, former member of the Board of Trustees and longtime supporter and collector of art, to open the Art Show. Judith has had a distinguished career in education, including 10 years as a member of the Senate of The University of Queensland.
The Art Support Group has operated for over 50 years, raising funds for the development and maintenance of the School's Art Collection, which is displayed throughout the campus. The Art Show itself aims to enrich the cultural life of the students and wider School community.
To encourage and support former students to enter works into the Art Show, the Art Support Group offers scholarships, which this year are available to Old Boys from 2013 to 2018. Applications are now open. For further information, please contact Head of Art, Ms Angela McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Art Support Group at email@example.com.
For more information and previews of available works, please visit the Instagram account @bgsartshow or Facebook page BGS Annual Art Show. Tickets are now on sale.