HI FROM THE 2024 ART CAPTAINS!
My name is Sam Adlard (Year 12), and I am one of the new McKinnon Secondary College Art Captains for 2024! At the McKinnon Road Campus, I am joined in this role by Charlotte Dwyer (Year 12), Dionne Tran (Year 11), Audrey Gelberg (Year 10) and Ilyana Brough (Year 10). At the East Campus, Jane Liu (Year 9), Joy Su (Year 9), Shivani Kumaran (Year 8) and Stefania Trapetsa (Year 8) will also be acting as Art Captains.
2024 will be full of exciting events - events which I am honoured to finally be a part of. I have been practicing and experimenting with nearly every artistic medium since before I can even remember, and although I cannot speak for my fellow art captains, I can almost guarantee that they are similarly experienced.
To finally be a part of the curation of art shows, the management of art competitions, and ultimately, the expression and expedition of the McKinnon spirit, is an honour - and I can’t wait to see what will be concocted!
I’m Charlotte, one of the senior Art Captains of 2024. I’m so grateful to be part of the McKinnon Arts Community and I’m hoping that this year, myself and the other Art Captains, can inspire more students to get involved.
The art rooms at school have always been a safe place for myself and many others so I’d like to ensure that it can stay that way for future students. I am very excited to help set-up and display more student art up around the school, and potentially run some art workshops for junior year levels.
I'm excited to announce that the 2023 East Campus mural project with Anthony Breslin will be completed and installed early this year. This year, we will also be working with another artist! Heather Kennedy will be working with a small group of students to design a new mural for the McKinnon Road Campus! We are currently looking for students in Years 8, 9 and 11 to help run this program. Look out for emails about these upcoming events, and much more!
ART COMPETITION WINNERS
We would like to also announce the winners of last year’s Term 4 Art competition!
The theme for Term 4 was Luxury, and students were invited to create artworks that responded to the word as a prompt.
Our Senior School winners were Diane Dixon (Year 12) and Areia Snell (Year 12) and our Junior School winner was Grace Taylor (Year 9). Congratulations!
Their artworks and a brief explanation of their thoughts can be seen below.
"It is based around the idea that "eyes are windows into the soul" - this artwork is a subversion of this, in that the anonymous woman essentially hides her soul behind her luxury, however, it still peeps out ever so slightly - trying to be seen (through the eyes) "
"I am very fortunate to view incredibly fancy belongings as something that is a luxury because there are so many people around the world who would consider a simple plate of food to be just that. My digital painting explores the concept of food as a luxury that is so often overlooked whilst millions starve.”
"Accentuated by luxurious gold, the woman in my artwork radiates an aura of strength and confidence. Drawn with blue coloured pencils, I added gold foil and purple touches to create contrast.”
Sam Adlard &Charlotte Dwyer
Year 12 Students