Visual Art News

Mrs Christine Larsen

The final lesson for our Year 12 Visual Art students was marked with each student receiving a pair of “Art” socks exhibiting a famous artwork by one of the Great Masters, Edvard Munch, Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Johannes Vermeer and Katsushika Hokusai. We look forward to an exhibition of artwork by our senior students in the Draney Theatre on Monday 17 October from 6:00pm. The evening will also include snippets of senior Drama performances, and videos from our senior Film and Television students as part of our Graduate Arts evening and Awards night. All are welcome.


Congratulations to our recent Artwork of the Month award recipients, Harry Marshall in Year 9 for his green tea-stained cyanotype for the month of August and joint winners for September, Year 11 students, Daniele Narduzzi for his animated narrative and Elijah Smith for his installation consisting of a painting and stool, both produced as part of the unit, “Art as Code.” We would also like to congratulate Year 10 student Ethan Torrens who has been selected from numerous entries from Year 10 students around the state for the 2022 “In Residence” Programme, facilitated by the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Department of Education. “In Residence” is a 3-day programme for Year 10 Visual Art students, to enrich their art practice and strengthen their understanding of the academic, experimental, collaborative and reflective nature of contemporary Visual Art. It helps prepare them for Senior Visual Art and provides the opportunity to gain an appreciation for future endeavours in the creative industries by engaging with art exhibitions, artists, galleries and tertiary partners through participating in creative making and responding workshops.


Four of our Senior students are representing the college in the 2022 Creative Generation Visual Art Awards: Year 12 students, Alexander Bussa, Will Bryan and Finn Thorpe and Year 11 student, Ryan Kucsak. This is an annual state-wide competition that attracts over 500 entries from senior secondary school students. Judging will be taking place in Term 4.