Newman College Arts Festival 2018

The Newman College Arts Festival program for 2018 has come to a close. The Festival concluded with the special presentation of a commissioned portrait of Saint Marcellin Champagnat by Artist in Residence Andy Quilty, at the Parent Soiree evening on Friday 12th October. This parent social event, set amongst the beautiful art works of students across PK-12, wrapped up weeks of authentic and enriching arts experiences facilitated through our 2018 Artist in Residence Program. The Program was a resounding success, with the journey of captured in a documentary created by Francisco Films. Click Here to be taken to the documentary.

Our Student Art Show was celebrated by many of our Newman College families and friends, as our families journeyed through the Marist Auditorium taking in 2D and 3D art works from Visual Art and Design and Technology subjects. As they meandered through the incredible exhibition, families were entreated to beautiful music performances from students in Years 3-12, and viewed stunningly clever performance art that depicted famous art works dramatically. The night would not have been complete without the street art performers, our “Hope Angels” and the ‘real time’ construction of our “Hope Filled Hearts” community art installation, both art experiences emulating our Marist theme of “Hope” for 2018.

Student awards were presented on the evening to the winning student per year group for Visual Art and Design and Technology subjects, and four College special art awards; the Marcellin Champagnat Vision award, Mary MacKillop award, Education Support Centre award and Artist in Residence award were also presented. See a full list of award winners attached Student Art Awards

A sincere thank you to; the hard working Arts Festival committee (chaired by Renay Gamble), Arts Learning Team, (in particular Art Coordinator Emily Mabee), Design and Technology Team (led by Stephen Arnold), Maintenance Team, (led by Reece Jones), and the Theatre Management Team (led by Adam James), for all your expertise and support in creating such a wonderful celebration of our Arts program for 2018.

We look forward to celebrating the Arts with you at the Newman College Arts Festival in 2019.

Maree Grayden, Leader of Learning Arts PK-12