Thursday 19 October 2023

2023 Graduate Art & Design Exhibition

Congratulations to all our Year 12 Art and Design students, for a spectacular exhibition this year. The exhibition was held throughout the Visual Arts spaces in Locksley through to our Ping Pong Gallery, where studios were filled with a wide variety of works from the subject disciplines of Art Making and Exhibiting, IB Visual Arts, Media Studies, Product Design and Technology and Visual Communication Design.

The opening night was a tremendous success with a celebratory atmosphere as we all stopped to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the class of 2023. Staff and students were overwhelmed with gratitude for the huge turnout of guests, including family and friends.

The opening night included the announcement of significant art and design awards. This year the Randal Marsh Awards were judged by Robert Buckingham (class of 1977) and Georgie and Alex Clearly of Alpha60.

We were fortunate enough to have Tim Sligo, the Executive Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art and son of former school principal Reverend Charles Sligo attend our celebrations. Tim was impressed with the diversity and quality of the work on display and heartened to hear the importance IGS places on creativity and fostering the arts. He was thrilled to have a walk down memory lane and to see the state-of-the-art new buildings.

We are pleased to announce the following prestigious award winners:

The Principal’s Award – Isabel for her oil painting title ‘Flora’ completed during her IB Visual Arts Course. 

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 1st Place – Aslan for his work completed in Visual Communication Design

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 2nd Place (joint winner) – Sebastian for his work titled Aibrubus completed during his Art Making and Exhibiting course.

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 2nd Place (joint winner) – Abbey for her work based around the theme of mother and daughter, completed during her Art Making and Exhibiting course.

Randal Marsh Art & Design Acquisition award – Kate for Aikido garments that depicted the theme of Growth and Decay undertaken in Art Making and Exhibiting

The Centenary Product Design and Technology Award – Hamish

2023 OIGA Media Award – Ashley for her film project titled My Rhapsodised Infatuation.

The Eckersley Art & Design Awards

  • Joint First Prize Eckersley’s Art & Design Award – Harry for his work in Art Making and Exhibiting
  • Joint First Prize Eckersley’s Art & Design Award – Jaxon for his work in Product Design and Technology
  • Joint First Prize Eckersley’s Art & Design Award – Ella for her work in Visual Communication design

Our annual Graduate Art & Design Exhibition will soon be available to be viewed online on our Visual Arts Website

Congratulations to all students involved and their teachers who have worked tirelessly beside them on their creative journeys.

Ridgway Art & Design Team