The Gap SHS Student Among 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Award in Visual Art Recipients

The Gap State High School Student Among 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Award Recipients

The winners of the 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art which includes The Gap State High School’s very own, Angela Bevis, have just been announced.



A total of 30 budding artists have been crowned with the prestigious Creative Generation Excellence Awards, as announced by Education Minister Grace Grace last 2 December 2022. 

The Gap State High School’s Angela Bevis was among the recipients via her entry titled “Dear Diary”. The artwork utilised textile and paper patchwork for the projection base and 17 digitally composed illustrations using ink, collage, acrylic paint on leaves, tape-sealed insects, and found natural objects as a basis.

The illustrations display personal diary entries and varying combinations of picture and abstract text that were combined to create a Powerpoint video clip and projected onto the hung-up white base

The winners of the 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art includes The Gap State High School’s very own, Angela Bevis,
Angela Bevis | Photo credit:  Queensland Government / creativegeneration.education.qld.gov.au

Artist Statement

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“Cast your own shadows upon my past, as that is what you inevitably do. For better or worse every second that passes and every action you take will always ripple around to every other soul on this Earth. For however frightening the concept of our own physicality is, please, sit and watch one person’s memories. Watch them project onto and stain a clean slate, turning the invisible into physical, manifested illustrations before fading into one another. Imagine they are your own, because now they are. You have experienced my experiences and we are but a second closer to each other.”

“Dear Diary”, visual art by Angela Bevis |
“Dear Diary”, visual art by Angela Bevis | Photo credit:  Queensland Government / creativegeneration.education.qld.gov.au

“The Excellence Awards recognise the incredible talent and dedication shown by Queensland art students,” Ms Grace said.

“This wonderful competition has shone a spotlight on the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools since 1990, and the standard of entries this year has been fantastic.

“Congratulations to all students who entered, I hope you are encouraged to continue creating and exploring visual art in life after school.

The 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art winners by region are as follows:

First NameSurnameSchoolEducation Region
SaphireBanksLourdes Hill College (Hawthorne)Metropolitan
CooperBellIpswich Grammar SchoolMetropolitan
AngelaBevisThe Gap State High SchoolMetropolitan
PaigeEdwardsSt Aidan’s Anglican Girls School (Corinda)Metropolitan
DashEnfieldQueensland Academy for Creative IndustriesMetropolitan
MitchellFerreriaSt Laurence’s College (South Brisbane)Metropolitan
TahliaHoldenAlbany Creek State High SchoolMetropolitan
XuanxuanKeKelvin Grove State CollegeMetropolitan
DindiLoboMary MacKillop College (Nundah)Metropolitan
CrystalLuongGlenala State High SchoolMetropolitan
IslaMcWilliamSt Margaret’s Anglican Girls School (Ascot)Metropolitan
AvaMurdochSt Peters Lutheran College (Indooroopilly)Metropolitan
AlanaMurphyQueensland Academy for Creative IndustriesMetropolitan
EllaRinonIndooroopilly State High SchoolMetropolitan
CheyenneRoweEverton Park State High SchoolMetropolitan
SaskiaBillsonSt Hilda’s School (Southport)South East
EloiseGilbertRedlands College (Wellington Point)South East
IsabelleHaconSt Hilda’s School (Southport)South East
MarieMassonCleveland District State High SchoolSouth East
MadelineMilesCleveland District State High SchoolSouth East
MikaylahParkerRedlands College (Wellington Point)South East
ZoeKamarinosImmanuel Lutheran College (Buderim)North Coast
SummerMooreChancellor State CollegeNorth Coast
ThomasChenTrinity Anglican School (White Rock)Far North
SkyKomakiTrinity Bay State High SchoolFar North
EmmaRawson-HarrisTrinity Bay State High SchoolFar North
CarliKiteGilroy Santa Maria College (Ingham)North Queensland
AbigailKoulakisSt Patrick’s College (Townsville)North Queensland
AlexandraCliffordWhitsunday Anglican School (Beaconsfield)Central Queensland
DianaMwizeroToowoomba State High SchoolDarling Downs South West


The winners of the 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art will have their artwork exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) at South Bank in Brisbane from 22 April 2023.
View the digital exhibition here.