The Arts at Downlands
The Arts at Downlands College is a challenging and rewarding area, one in which students learn more about themselves, their society and the world in which they live.
Downlands College's music, art and drama departments are recognised as being among the finest in Queensland, with numerous awards and medals from notable competitions such as the Toowoomba and Queensland Eisteddfod, State Honours Band and the Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Art and Design Awards.
The College instructs all Year 8 students in the Arts. The foundation unit encompasses all three departments and is designed to give students a taste of the Arts, with particular emphasis on realising their own unique potential through the creation and exploration of pieces of visual and performance art.
Students are encouraged to study Music, Art and/or Drama in the following years. The unit structure of the Junior Curriculum allows students to explore a variety of styles in a wide range of contexts, always challenging them to create and analyse with increasing levels of sophistication.
Outside the classroom, students have many opportunities to develop their talents.
The College offers private instrumental tuition with highly qualified and experienced tutors visiting the school. Music students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of performing groups, including the College Stage Band, Orchestra, String Ensemble, four Choirs and various ensembles for saxophone, guitar and percussion.
The Annual Downlands Art Exhibition - 2-4 AUGUST 2013
Downlands is committed to supporting The Arts, and each year we hold a fabulous Art Exhibition in the Graham Centre, showcasing hundreds of contemporary and traditional artworks.
This exhibition is widely known as one of the significant art events in regional Australia, attracting participants from across the country. This is a unique opportunity for Downlands to showcase trends in visual arts practice which utilise both traditional and current technologies and is an exposition of the work of local and regional artists including our own past and present students.
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2013 - A "Venetian Evening" Themed Gala Opening from 7pm. Tickets $45, available at the office on 07 4690 9500 or the Book an Event button on the home page.
SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2013 - Twilight Recital and Curator's Vision - From 4:30pm, enjoy wine and cheese and listen as Mr Evan Hollis, Exhibition Curator, discusses the highlights of the exhibition
WEEKEND 3-4 AUGUST 2013 - Exhibition open 10 til 4 daily. Admission Adults $5, Concessions $4, School Students FREE. The Art Cafe will also be operating throughout the weekend.
See photos from the 2012 Art Exhibition here.
Expressions of interest to exhibit in 2014 may be directed to the curator via email - email@example.com
Downlands is proud to support the Empire Theatres as Foundation sponsors.
Many Downlands students, teachers and past students continue to be involved in this world class Toowoomba landmark.