CELEBRATE: Artists Destiny Whelan, Kate Roberts and Glen Smith promote an initiative to highlight the work of local artists at Arttime Supplies.
CELEBRATE: Artists Destiny Whelan, Kate Roberts and Glen Smith promote an initiative to highlight the work of local artists at Arttime Supplies.

Show aims to uncover creativity

A GROUP of Ipswich artists are on a mission to uncover the creative achievements of the city in an art exhibition dubbed C.I.A.

The exhibition was the brainchild of Glen Smith and Donna Davis, who wanted to uncover the great work of the city's artists across everything from musical theatre to painting.

More than 90 artists now have their headshot and a brief list of what they achieved in 2015 hanging in the exhibition space at ARTTime Supplies on Brisbane St.

The pictures will hang until the end of next week and members of the public are encouraged to head along and discover what is happening in Ipswich's art world.

"It was a really good response (from artists)," Glen said.

"We only scratched the surface though."

Celebrating Ipswich Artists at Arttime Supplies. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Celebrating Ipswich Artists at Arttime Supplies. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

Glen said C.I.A, which stands for Celebrating Ipswich Artists, was expected to become an annual event. It was launched in a special evening at Studio 188.

"I think the best thing about it is that it involved all groups from both performing and visual," Glen said.

"We're trying to create a hub of artists in Ipswich.

"That's the sort of thing we're trying to create; people coming together, bringing their talents together to make Ipswich an even better place."

Glen is among more than 90 artists to display their achievements on the wall.

On his achievements list is his first solo exhibition that sold 35 pictures.

He said the biggest surprise while piecing the C.I.A exhibition together was the huge number of artist and creative groups in Ipswich.

"It's just phenomenal - the dance groups, theatre groups, poet's societies, photography clubs," Glen said.

Head to ARTTime Supplies in Top of Town to see the exhibition before it closes next weekend.