Good on you Goodna!
Submitted by unitedway, 21 Jun 2012
The final opportunity to view the flood art work of Goodna State School is in the Collector’s Cafe area of the Queensland Museum for the next 3 weeks. The artworks were made in the first few weeks of school in 2011, by children at the Goodna State School. Fuji Xerox Australia and United Way Australia organised the original exhibition in late 2011 to commemorate the anniversary of the floods, and the Queensland Museum found out about it through State Manager of Fuji Xerox Australia, Garry Gray.
The opening of the exhibition was held last Friday and the children who did the work were there, along with the school principal Margaret Gurney. The Chairman of the Queensland Museum , the Hon. Dr David Hamill, the CEO Dr Ian Galloway and their Board of Directors were also there and shared a beautiful lunch with the children. The children were justifiably proud of their work being on display.
When the exhibition finishes the works are being given to the State Library of Queensland they will be preserved as a part of the John Oxley Collection. This is a great place for the art to end up and who knows, in 99 years time they will probably be taken out and placed on exhibit again!
A special thanks has to go to Fuji Xerox Australia who made a significant contribution to the exhibition and of course to the children of Goodna.
United Way Queensland