Local artist encourages young people to be creative

5 July 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Local artist encourages young people to be creative|

AN award-winning local artist is encouraging young people from Hobart’s northern suburbs to chase their dream of a career in the arts.

Glover Prize finalist Joshua Andree, 29, is a rising star in the Tasmanian arts scene and wants to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

“I am born, bred, raised and schooled in Glenorchy and I still live there now, so I know it can be hard to see yourself as an artist when not many people around you are doing that,” Mr Andree said.

“But I am living proof that growing up in the northern suburbs is no barrier to having a successful career in the arts.”

Mr Andree, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania and has featured in 15 solo and group exhibitions, says he is passionate about getting young people in the northern suburbs to engage with the creative industries.

“They say you can’t be what you can’t see, so I hope that seeing me as an ordinary lad from Glenorchy succeeding as a practicing artist will help others reach for their dreams,” he said.

“The northern suburbs often get a pretty bad rap and it’s not justified – people from these areas are doing amazing things, including in the creative industries.”

Mr Andree’s new solo exhibition, ‘Water in the Sky’, is on display at Hobart’s Colville Gallery throughout July.

The exhibition features a collection of Mr Andree’s landscapes which focus on the vast, awe-inspiring waters and skies around Tasmania.

For more information about the exhibition, phone 0419 292 626 or go to www.colvillegallery.com.au

“I love that Joshua is proud of being born and bred in Glenorchy and is sharing his success to inspire others from the area to strive to be the best they can be,” Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said.

“We are a proud city; a city of arts; of opportunity; of partnerships; a city that makes exciting things happen.

“People like Joshua help us to achieve this vision and make Glenorchy a better place, every day.”

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