Newman Arts Festival

The annual Newman Arts Festival is a three-day event showcasing the creative talents of our K-Y12 Arts and STEM students.

The Festival began on Wednesday evening with the Opening Showcase which saw over 300 families enjoy viewing the exhibition whilst also listening to performances by our music and drama students.

A sausage sizzle, games, face painting and scratch art kept everyone entertained throughout the evening. The colourful scratch art evolved into a magnificent Wagyl serpent forming this year’s Newman community art installation representing The Carers of Everything.

It was fantastic to have two of our Artists in Residence Bradley Kickett and Andy Quilty with us to unveil the student collaborative mural which forms part of the College’s 2020 Reconciliation Plan.

The evening also included a presentation of the student awards, including the Artist’s Choice Award which was selected by both Andy and Bradley. Congratulations to the following students who received an award:

Visual Art Award Winners

  • Kindergarten – Chilli Cutri
  • Pre Primary – Annabel Gilbert
  • Year 1 – Lucy Hayes
  • Year 2 – Eva Rowlands
  • Year 3 – Melina Fasolo
  • Year 4 – Anabel Raguseo
  • Year 5 – Aleisha Colley
  • Year 6 – Ava Van Dommelen
  • Year 7 – Mia Meredith-Disley
  • Year 8 – Stella Del Basso
  • Year 9 – Kate Nyirongo
  • Year 10 – Matthew De Rossi
  • Year 11 – Hannah Inamac
  • Year 12 – Ella Nicholas

Design and Technology Award Winners

  • Hideki Duque, Year 7 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – Petrol Tanker 2019
  • Bethany Avins, Year 8 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – Napkin Holder 2019
  • Luke Prentice, Year 9 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – Gumball Machine 2019
  • Thomas Murphy, Year 10 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – Wall Clock 2019
  • Anthony DiTrento, Year 10 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – Small Furniture Piece 2019
  • Charlotte Easden, Year 11 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project –ATAR Wood 2019
  • Hannah Leonard, Year 11 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – General Wood 2019
  • Ryan Host, Year 12 – Most Outstanding Materials and Design Technology Project – General Wood 2019
  • Elissa Parin, Year 9 – Most Outstanding Fashion and Jewellery Project 2019
  • Lelia Arnold, Year 9 – Most Outstanding Fashion and Jewellery Project 2019
  • Charlize Woodhouse, Year 10 – Most Outstanding Fashion and Jewellery Project 2019
  • Jack Moir-Scott, Year 10 – Most Outstanding Fashion and Jewellery Project 2019

Digital Technology Award Winners

  • Kyle Murphy, Year 7 – Most Outstanding Digital Technology Project – Bookmark Design 2019
  • Michael Pethick, Year 8 – Most Outstanding Digital Technology Project – Athlete Vector Drawing 2019
  • Louis Uribe Carrero, Year 9 – Most Outstanding Digital Technology Project – Urban Wall Art Mural 2019

College Special Award Winners

Ed Support Award – a work by a student who has successfully embraced the challenge of creation.

Joshua Stone

Champagnat Vision Award – a work that upholds one or more of the five Marist pillars of presence, simplicity, family spirit, love of work and in the way of Mary.

Georgia Condon

Artist’s Choice Award

Ryan Host

Parent Soiree

The Arts Festival came to a close on Friday evening as the parent community came together, at the Parent Soiree, to celebrate the artworks, and enjoy a cocktail reception, whist being entertained by the live contemporary jazz performance by Nano Soul. On the evening, the much anticipated raffle was drawn. Congratulations to the prize winners:

  1. Tanya Porter: $2,000 credit to your 2020 Newman College Tuition Fees
  2. Melissa Hills: $500 prize pack from OfficeMax / Winc
  3. Julia Knapton: $200 voucher for the College Uniform Shop

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