Creative: Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine, nine-year-old Leesa Osborne, Southern Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism manager James Corvan and Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Bev Marston.
Creative: Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine, nine-year-old Leesa Osborne, Southern Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism manager James Corvan and Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Bev Marston.

New Warwick club for young artists

CALLING all Rose City budding young artists – there is a new club to keep you in the loop.

Nine-year-old Warwick Glennie Heights State School pupil Leesa Osborne was excited to be the lucky winner of a Warwick Art Gallery prize pack after her idea was selected for a children’s club name.

After a lot of thought, the newly-dubbed ‘Buds Creative Kids Club’ was formed, with Leesa saying it “felt really good” her name was selected.

The club is a new channel for younger artists to hear about events, which was a joint initiative of the Warwick Art Gallery, Warwick Tourism and Events and the Warwick Visitor Information Centre.

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said they added the name Buds to Leesa’s suggestion as it represented budding artists, buddies and the rose buds of the Rose City.

Ms Devine said after having children’s art activities for the previous school holidays they wanted to find a better means of informing the younger generation about activities which were available.

“We had such a wonderful experience with the kids who came and it was hard to let them know what was on,” Ms Devine said.

The art gallery holds regular children’s art activities in the theme of each exhibition and with the new club it will make it easier to promote art and leisure for the young Rose City residents.

Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Bev Marston said it was a good opportunity to get children involved. “We can work together and get a broader range of activities for the kids,” she said.

Kids club

Application forms are available at the Warwick Art Gallery or the Warwick Visitor Information Centre at 49 Albion Street, Warwick, to join the club to get notifications for all the children’s art events.

For more information contact 4661 0434 or 4661 3122.



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