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Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition

Our recent Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition showcased some outstanding student work from Years 7 to 12, including Mexican inspired Alebrijes (folk art sculptures), children’s chairs with handmade leather seats designed in Year 10 Product Design and Innovation, and beachside models exploring environmental design from Year 10 Visual Communication and Design. The bodies of work on display from our VCE students were once again testament to their dedication and hard work throughout the year.

 

Cheylan Webb designed and constructed a beautiful garment called ‘Cirque de la Nuit’, reflecting the historical medieval circus style from the Middle Ages, allowing for the expression of modern day circus elements through its innovative and creative aspects. Kate Read designed a product inspired by ‘Luna Carnivale’ – the 100th anniversary of Luna Park with a garment that ‘represents the carnival ride of The Carousel' through the innovative features such as the carousel roof peplum.  Natalie Decarne constructed a model based on her clients need for a drive through diner based on the 1920’s, incorporating features of the Art Deco style.

 

Rebecca Hwang was the recipient of the Principal’s Choice Award with her oil painting entitled ‘Scattered Garden’. This bright and colourful painting, reminiscent of the style of David Hockney, explored the interaction between humans and the environment.  Rebecca said ‘I focused on the way that the environment interacts with man made structures and expressed this through a Dystopian environment where humans have ceased to intervene, allowing the natural environment to regenerate and overshadowed the abandoned urban buildings.’ Madeleine Lacy won the Peoples Choice award with her installation work entitled ‘Seasons of Life’ and ‘Suspended’ based on her own personal experience as a dancer.


This year, The Arts Faculty asked Mrs Robson-Garth to open the exhibition as she has been a wonderful supporter of the arts as our Principal.  Some excerpts from Mrs Robson-Garth's speech are as follows:

'The work on display this year made me think, it made me smile, it filled me with awe at the techniques and execution.  Our Dominican tradition greatly values the aesthetic and the arts as a path to God and a way to preach Truth.  Over the centuries, Dominicans (Nuns, sisters, friars and members of the laity) have been involved in the Arts.  Their works are to be found in Churches, monasteries, Dominican institutions and in galleries around the world, …and at Siena College.  

Artists use their art as an expression of beauty, a call to action, to confront, to challenge and to evoke responses.  For artists, it is a powerful means of expression where words are often far from adequate.  We are all invited into dialogue with our own lived reality and for Dominican artists, art is a powerful preaching of Truth and a source of Grace.'

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Our recent Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition showcased some outstanding student work from Years 7 to 12, including Mexican inspired Alebrijes (folk art sculptures), children’s chairs with handmade leather seats designed in Year 10 Product Design and Innovation, and beachside models exploring environmental design from Year 10 Visual Communication and Design. The bodies of work on display from our VCE students were once again testament to their dedication and hard work throughout the year.

 

Cheylan Webb designed and constructed a beautiful garment called ‘Cirque de la Nuit’, reflecting the historical medieval circus style from the Middle Ages, allowing for the expression of modern day circus elements through its innovative and creative aspects. Kate Read designed a product inspired by ‘Luna Carnivale’ – the 100th anniversary of Luna Park with a garment that ‘represents the carnival ride of The Carousel' through the innovative features such as the carousel roof peplum.  Natalie Decarne constructed a model based on her clients need for a drive through diner based on the 1920’s, incorporating features of the Art Deco style.

 

Rebecca Hwang was the recipient of the Principal’s Choice Award with her oil painting entitled ‘Scattered Garden’. This bright and colourful painting, reminiscent of the style of David Hockney, explored the interaction between humans and the environment.  Rebecca said ‘I focused on the way that the environment interacts with man made structures and expressed this through a Dystopian environment where humans have ceased to intervene, allowing the natural environment to regenerate and overshadowed the abandoned urban buildings.’ Madeleine Lacy won the Peoples Choice award with her installation work entitled ‘Seasons of Life’ and ‘Suspended’ based on her own personal experience as a dancer.


This year, The Arts Faculty asked Mrs Robson-Garth to open the exhibition as she has been a wonderful supporter of the arts as our Principal.  Some excerpts from Mrs Robson-Garth's speech are as follows:

'The work on display this year made me think, it made me smile, it filled me with awe at the techniques and execution.  Our Dominican tradition greatly values the aesthetic and the arts as a path to God and a way to preach Truth.  Over the centuries, Dominicans (Nuns, sisters, friars and members of the laity) have been involved in the Arts.  Their works are to be found in Churches, monasteries, Dominican institutions and in galleries around the world, …and at Siena College.  

Artists use their art as an expression of beauty, a call to action, to confront, to challenge and to evoke responses.  For artists, it is a powerful means of expression where words are often far from adequate.  We are all invited into dialogue with our own lived reality and for Dominican artists, art is a powerful preaching of Truth and a source of Grace.'