Students from Gowrie State School have been busy finalising their artwork as part of an annual exchange with Toowoomba’s Japanese Sister City Takatsuki.

Toowoomba and Takatsuki formed a Sister City relationship in November 1991 and the City holds an arts festival each year in November.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said he was delighted the work of students from Gowrie State School would be on show as part of the festival.

“Toowoomba values our strong Sister City relationship with Takatsuki which is a place that is evolving and becoming known as an arts city.

“The work of the Gowrie State School students is a large canvas which will be on display in the City Centre of Takatsuki as part of the festival.

“The students have created the work in the theme of ‘Our Heroes’ which includes depictions of bush to beach with our volunteer fire fighters, lifesavers and sporting heroes.

“Gowrie State School join other schools from across the Toowoomba region who have been given the opportunity to enter their artwork in recent years thanks to the Sister City arrangement we have with Takatsuki including Toowoomba Anglican School and Photographic Society Junior Class, Highfields State School and Oakey State School.

“I thank the teachers and students of Gowrie State School for their involvement with this years’ arts festival,” Mayor Antonio said.

The 2022 Takatsuki Arts Festival will be held in November this year and the canvas created by Gowrie State School students will be hung from the rooftop of the Takatsuki Shopping Mall.