CQUni jewellery-making students to sparkle at Gemboree 2019

Published:12 April 2019

CQUni Visual Arts jewellery-making teacher Lisa Gaze (left) and studet Kris Heath (right) are looking forward to the 55th Australian National Gemboree at the Rockhampton Showgrounds from 19-22 April.

CQUniversity’s jewellery-making students will have the chance to let their skills shine at the 2019 Gemboree at the Rockhampton Showgrounds from 19-22 April.

Up to 20 Certificate III and Diploma-level Visual Arts students will exhibit some of their pieces at the annual event, which is also expected to host more than 1000 exhibitors from around Australia and the world.

Although she’s no stranger to exhibiting her works, this will be the first Gemboree for Kris Heath, who recently completed her Certificate III in Visual Arts at CQUni.

“I’m really excited about the Gemboree because we don’t often get the chance to exhibit in such a big event,” she said.

“I’ve been to a Gemfest, but never a Gemboree.”

The 55th annual GEMBOREE has a program of events happening over the weekend including: field trips, guest speakers and lectures, demonstrations, tailgaters’ (external traders), onsite camping at the Rockhampton Show Grounds and the judging and awarding of 37 competition sections.

Teacher Lisa Gaze said her students were busily preparing their pieces for the event, honing their skills in casting, enamelling, champlevé and cloissane.

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