Over the years, BGGS alumna, Valerie Waring (Smeed, 1951) has donated two works to the School: the watercolour, Fall begins at Hill End; and the Conte drawing, Two Girls reading, both on permanent display.
Valerie began her career working as a museum artist at Queensland Museum while studying at Brisbane Technical College. She worked under a number of prominent teachers and artists, including John Rigby, and the late Len and Kathleen Shillam (O’Neil, 1933).
Valerie has won numerous local awards and in 1979, while living in the United States, she won two highly esteemed prizes in art exhibitions in North Carolina.
She has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour at the Mall Galleries in London and the Queensland Art Gallery in the L.J. Harvey Drawing Prize.
Her career has included a number of solo exhibitions and in 1988 she designed and painted the murals for the Univations Pavilion at Expo 88.
The School is proud to hold the work of a number of our alumnae artists and we are grateful for their contribution to our collection.
Ms Lorraine Thornquist
Manager of Collections