On Wednesday 10 October, our three-day Arts Festival began with the opening of the Student Art Show. It was wonderful to see our families coming together to enjoy a joyous expression of our students’ creative energies. The best works from students across K-Y12 was on display along with craft activities, giant games, Music performances, Silent Statues, Performance Art, face painting and a delicious sausage sizzle!
In addition, throughout the evening artists young and old wrote a hopeful message which was hung on strings to form a heart. Hope Filled Hearts was an installation designed by Coordinator of Drama Miss Bethwyn Legg to inspire a community collaboration of art making centered around our Marist theme of Hope.
We were delighted to have our 2018 Artist in Residence Andy Quilty present on the evening who spoke about the highlights of the program and shared his wealth of knowledge to inspire our students to take risks with their work. Families also had the opportunity to view and purchase a number of pieces of work by Andy.
Congratulations to all students who received an award for both Visual Art and Digital Technologies. It was fantastic to celebrate this new generation of artists. A key element of the Arts Festival’s mission is to promote exposure to art and art education to the youth in our community. Please view the list of award winners here Student Art Awards
Thank you to all of the staff, parent and student volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the night such a success!