A great day was had by all at the annual ‘Tracking the Arts Race Day’ on the 8th March 2013 at Clifford Park Race Track.
A popular favourite in the USQ Artsworx season, Race Day is not only a social highlight, but also an important fundraising event for the University’s production house.
Artsworx Manager, Rebecca Scollen said, “a flourishing arts scene is the sign of a healthy community.
Rebecca Scollen and Andrew Mason
Race Day is the only fundraiser for the year making it a real showcase for products and students.
More than 190 people enjoyed the afternoon of fashion, fun, art and auctions showcasing the skills and wares of USQ Creative Arts staff and students.
Sue Pearson, Peter and Judi Mitchell
Guests enjoyed performances by USQ singers and musicians; had the opportunity to bid on a fabulous range of artworks by USQ Visual Arts Lecturers; and watched Australian artist and McGregor School tutor, Don Milner create a masterpiece for the live auction.
True to race day tradition, the event also included a hotly contended fashions on the field and a fashion parade introducing Carolyn Taylor-Smith’s fabulous new fashion range and styling hats and fascinators by local milliner, Michelle Mingay.
Kate and Alexander Nordang
The event raised close to $8 000 on the day, which will go directly towards the 2013 season assisting in the production of events that involve USQ Creative Arts students, such as the Shakespeare in the Park Festival, Children’s Theatre Week, concerts and visual art exhibitions.
On the day Skytrans proudly donated two air tickets Toowoomba to Sydney to help contribute to the fundraising effort.