The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of visual art students from state and non-state schools throughout Queensland.
Each exhibition showcased 30-50 works selected in the previous year's entries submitted by senior visual art students from metropolitan, regional and remote communities across the state. Each exhibition toured to 8-10 regional venues in Queensland over 2 years.
Prior to 2008, this program was titled The Education Minister's Awards for Excellence in Art. Initiated by Education Queensland in 1990, M&G QLD has been touring the exhibition since 1998 to regional Queensland.
A Department of Education, Training and Employment exhibition, supported by the Queensland Art Gallery and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.