Monday 24 October 2022

Graduate Art & Design Exhibition

Congratulations to all our Year 12 Art and Design students, for a magnificent exhibition this year. The exhibition was held throughout the Visual Arts spaces in Locksley, where studios were filled with a wide variety of works from the subject disciplines of IB Visual Arts, Studio Arts, 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 2022. 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). Robert Buckingham has had a long association with the Australian design, fashion, and retail sector. More recently his work has been with Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the MPavilion. He is responsible for promoting contemporary art, design, architecture and urban planning, civic engagement and cultural collaboration in Melbourne. Robert enjoyed visiting the art and design spaces at Ivanhoe again and was impressed with the facilities and high standard of student work.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians, especially Michael Bacskos, the current Vice President and Alumni Coordinator Mirella Busso-Lee. The support of the OIGA enabled two of the awards to be presented and rich connections for our Art and Design students as they move into the next stage of their art and design practice.

This year we were excited to announce the inaugural Principal’s Award, where artwork is chosen by the school principal to be part of the school’s art collection.

We are pleased to announce the following prestigious award winners:

The Principal’s Award – Rosie Pettenon for her portrait of Mr Gerard Foley

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 1st Place – Tom Pringuer for his work completed in IB Visual Arts

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 2nd Place (joint winner) – Eloise Roberts for her work in both Visual Communication Design and Product Design Technology

Randal Marsh Art & Design Award 2nd Place (joint winner) – Eva Rodgers for her work in Studio Arts

Special Commendation Award – Mia Wilson for her work in Studio Arts 

Randal Marsh Art & Design Acquisition award – Laura key for her work in Studio Arts

The Centenary Product Design and Technology Award – Angus Drysdale

2022 OIGA Media Award – Adam Rudnicki for his film project

The Eckersley Art & Design Awards

  • Joint First Prize Eckersley’s Art & Design Award – Joel Alberti
  • Joint First Prize Eckersley’s Art & Design Award – Giselle De Fazio
  • Eckersley’s Art & Design Award for IB Visual Arts – Mia Wilson
  • Eckersley’s Art & Design Award for Studio Arts – Cassia Toscano
  • Eckersley’s Art & Design Award for Media – Indigo Paterson-Rowe
  • Eckersley’s Art & Design Award for PDT – Felix Blaikie

Our annual Graduate Art & Design Exhibition will soon be available to be viewed online on the Visual Arts Website Dam That’s Good.

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

The Ridgway Campus

Art & Design Team