Thursday 12 October 2023

2023 Plenty Campus Visual Arts Exhibition

It was great to get together as a community to celebrate and acknowledge the creative talents of students from the secondary classes at Plenty Campus.  The annual Visual Arts Exhibition was officially opened on Monday 9 October with works on display from the subject disciplines of Art, Art Making and Exhibiting, Product Design and Technology, Media and Visual Communication Design.

The campus was fortunate enough to have the exhibition opened by artist Carmel Ritchie.  In her address to the gathering, Chris acknowledged the wonderful work on display.

One of the highlights of the exhibition opening is the presentation of first place and runner-up of The Randal Marsh Art and Design Award, the Acquisition Award, The Principal’s Art and Design Award, the Centenary Product Design and Technology Award and two awards provided by the OIGA.

This year Alice, Year 12 Art Making and Exhibiting was awarded First Prize in the Randal Marsh Art and Design Award for her Untitled Horse illustration.  Runner-Up was awarded to Claudia, Year 12 Art Making and Exhibiting for her photographic series title ‘The Roaring 20s’.  The Acquisition Award went to Tessa, Year 11 Art Making and Exhibiting for her piece exploring the impacts of global warming titled ‘1’.

Now in its second year, the Principal’s Art and Design Award went to Elora, Year 12 Visual Communication Design for her game character design ‘Celestial Magika’.

This year there were 2 awardees of The Centenary Product Design and Technology Award.  The winners were Dakota for her dining table and Anthony for his shelving Unit.

The Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association presented an encouragement award in the visual arts and a Media Prize.  This year the Encouragement Award went to Blake, Year 10 and the Media prize went to Sophie.  Sophie’s films titled ‘Monotonous’ explored the mundanity that exists in modern life.

Excellence and encouragement awards were also presented to students from each of the Years 7, 8 and 10 visual arts classes.

It’s a courageous effort to put work on display for public view and what we see is the result of a creative process.  The annual exhibition is a wonderful celebration of this, and we congratulate all students.