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Emerging Artist Award


Applications for the BGS Emerging Artist Award are now open!

The BGS Art Support Group encourages all aspiring artists in Year 12 and Old Boys from Classes 2018 to 2022 to apply.

Up to two beneficiaries will be awarded $1500 and have the opportunity to showcase their work at the 2023 BGS Art Show on Friday 5 May and Saturday 6 May.

The annual BGS Art Show Gala and Exhibition is one of Brisbane’s longest-running exhibitions.

The BGS Emerging Artist Award presents an ideal opportunity for Year 12 Art and former students to increase their visibility and profile.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

BGS Artist-in-Residence 


The BGS Art Support Group this week welcomed Victorian portrait artist Daniel Butterworth for a stimulating evening of art.

With so many new faces joining the Art Show Committee, this was a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get to know each other through a shared love of art and recognition of the School's contribution to the Brisbane art community. 

Daniel, a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize, painted a stunning portrait of an audience member, leaving the Art Support Group mesmerised by his expressive style and approach.

As BGS Artist-in-Residence, Daniel also hosted a two-day workshop with Years 10-12 Art students.  

2021 Art Show catalogue – now online

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Get in early to preview the 52nd BGS Art Show catalogue – your one stop destination to view the sensational artwork for sale at this week’s show!
If you’re looking for that perfect piece of art for your home or office, here’s your chance.

To view the catalogue, click here.

Art Show catalogue

Budgie Love by 2021 Feature Artist Alexandra Matthews

BGS Emerging Artist Award winner announced!

Monday 10 May 2021

The BGS Art Support Group is proud to announce Old Boy Campbell Jones '16 as the winner of the 2021 Emerging Artist Award. Campbell receives $1,000 prize money towards his @bgsartshow exhibition.

Campbell is inspired by the power of art to create conversation, provide meaning and transfer information. He is interested in networks and structures, specifically the way in which they transfer information and shape our ways of seeing. Campbell received many accolades for his works during his time at BGS. He won the 2015 Outstanding Artist for the Senior Art Exhibition and in 2016 received an honourable mention in Creative Generations.

The breadth and depth of Campbell’s works can be seen on his Instagram page @jnzo_online.

You will have chance to own one of his wonderful pieces when he exhibits at the @bgsartshow next month.

Congratulations Campbell!

Photography by Campbell Jones '16

Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award

Thursday 11 March 2021

Applications for the Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award are now open. The BGS Art Support Group encourages all aspiring artists in Year 12 and Old Boys from Classes of 2015 to 2020 to apply. Two beneficiaries will receive $1000 to assist their entry in the 2021 BGS Art Show on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June.

Recipients can use the award to purchase materials, framing, marketing and necessary preparations for the show. The annual BGS Art Show is one of the largest exhibitions of established artists in Queensland and the BGS Emerging Artist Award is a wonderful opportunity to raise an artist’s profile.

Applications close on Sunday 18 April. Apply now.

Year 10 Visual Arts - Sense of Self portrait

New kiln donation for the BGS Art Department

Wednesday 10 March 2021

The Art Support Group recently approved funding for a new kiln for the ceramics program. Studio ceramics is the main focus of Years 5 and 8 Visual Arts, and the Ceramic Club is a popular Middle School Cocurricular activity. Years 11 and 12 students who choose clay as the media for their bodies of work will also benefit.

The new kiln will be installed from April 2021 and it will also be accommodated in the new STEAM precinct.

Year 5 Visual Arts - Clay Totem

Header image: Clay sculpture by Kruz Rimene for Year 11 Visual Arts, created during BGS Artist-in-Residence program with Karen Hannay