Local artist Josh Cleary (right) is calling on all aerosol art enthusiasts like Reece McGregor (left) to enter the Deck Heads Skateboard Art Competition he is organising.
Local artist Josh Cleary (right) is calling on all aerosol art enthusiasts like Reece McGregor (left) to enter the Deck Heads Skateboard Art Competition he is organising. Kelli Downey

Art competition on deck

LIFE is anything but quiet for renowned aerosol artist Josh Cleary.

At 25 years of age, the talented local artist is forging a name for himself on the national and international art scene.

The art teacher at Monto State High School spends his spare time doing what he loves best – creating new works and spreading his penchant for this unique form.

Currently focusing on organising the Deck Heads Skateboard Art Competition, Josh is hoping for a swell of interest from the local region when it comes to entering.

Having mentored many students in aerosol art workshops across the region in recent years, Josh wants to see some of these participants put forward work for consideration in the 2010 competition.

An art competition with a difference, all works entered in Deck Heads must be presented on a skateboard deck.

It is the first year the competition has run, and Josh is hoping the concept will attract huge support and become an annual art event.

Josh said you don’t have to be into aerosol art to enter.

“Painting, drawing, sculpting, printing, carving or any other form of art will be accepted so long as it is done on a skateboard deck,” Josh said.

Entry forms are now available and can be downloaded from www.deckheads.info

The Deck Heads Skateboard Art Competition opening night will be held on November 6 at 6.30pm at Ground Zero Galleries in Nambour and will include an exhibition preview and awards presentation.

Those attending the opening night will also get the opportunity to vote for their favourite work with a People’s Choice Award winner to be announced on the night.

Competition details

Artists can submit no more than three works

Entries close on October 25

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two entries

Third place and People’s Choice Award winner will receive a sponsor’s prize pack



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