Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition '2019
‘INTO THE JUNGLE’ was the theme for our amazing 2019 ‘Arts & Technology Exhibition’ held from 18th to 20th October this year. The exhibition was a great success and celebration of the Visual Arts & Technology. It was wonderful for the Killester College community, families and friends to be able to admire the fabulous work of our creative students. The work was showcased in Kennedy Hall among a jungle environment, which was enhanced by the lively music of the Jazz Band and Year 9 Choir. Delicious food and beverages were prepared and served by our VET Hospitality students and the Fashion Show was another highlight of the evening.
Our dedicated and talented staff worked with our students throughout the year to inspire and educate them in the learning areas of Visual Arts, including Visual Art, Media and Visual Communication Design. In Technology the learning areas are Textiles, Food Technology, Information Technology, Design materials, VET Fashion Design & Hospitality. We would like to thank the staff and our wonderful supportive technicians, maintenance team, IT support, volunteers, staff and students who have given their time and talents to make this event such a success.
The teachers of our junior Visual Art and Technology classes used various aspects of the jungle this year to inspire their students’ imaginations to create a range of works. Ceramic jungle birds, animals, flowers and ‘Jazzy Jungle Gals’ were produced in clay, jungle scenes were painted on canvases and were printed using lino. Australian Indigenous Art inspired the Year 9 ceramic cylindrical vessels and ‘Spiritual Dreaming Lanterns’. In Textiles the students used jungle prints for their PJs and sewed colourful soft toys.
Drawing from the wider world, their own personal experiences and imaginings inspired the art and design works of our senior students in a vast range of methods, media and materials in both Visual Arts and Technology.
Both the Arts & Technology use creative, critical and reflective thinking together with designing in their visual diaries & folios. It is important to appreciate the many hours of developing & refining ideas before the final work evolves.
De Leggo and Eva Kordupel
Visual Arts Learning Leader and Technology Learning Leader