Wednesday 05 November 2014

Visual Arts Exhibitions

The annual Visual Arts Exhibition at both The Ridgeway and Plenty Campus, celebrate the creative talents of students from all secondary levels. Works on display were from the art, food technology, product design and technology, media and visual communication design. A highlight of the exhibition opening is the presentation of first place and runner up of the Randal Marsh Art and Design Award and the Acquisition Award.

The Ridgeway exhibition, entitled Rapt, was officially opened on Thursday 9 October by renowned architect Randal Marsh. This year, Year 12 student Bella Plush was awarded the Randal Marsh Art and Design Award as well as the Acquisition Award. Equal Runner Up awards were given to Year 12 students Chris Purser and Jett Janetzki.

Now in its third year, the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association presented an encouragement award in the visual arts. This year, Sophie Day (Year 10) was the proud recipient of the award.

The Plenty Visual Arts exhibition was officially opened by Kevin Burgemeestre, a practising visual artist and writer, who showed admiration for the diverse work on display and the quality of the artistic talent and passion shown by our students. The opening evening concluded with the screening of films produced by Media students.

Year 12 student, Eden Gilligan was awarded First Prize of the Randal Marsh Art and Design Award for her piece entitled “This Isn’t Quite Right”. This work featured a series of nine embroidered circular pieces exploring teenage resilience and contained images and text. Runner Up was awarded to Jasmine Singh (Year 12 Art) for her installation which required the viewer to enter a room and engage with images and a collection of quotes that explored the notion of inspiration. The Acquisition Award went to Melanie Licata (Year 12 Art) for her work titled “Mantle Misadventures”. This work showed the absurdity of taxidermy and explored sympathy for these animals inflicted with this practice.

Darren Wingjam (class of 1989 and former president of the OIGA) presented an encouragement award to Chloe Ionidis in Year 10.

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

Congratulations to all the staff who worked tirelessly in the weeks leading up to the event to ensure the exhibitions were a wonderful success.

Head over to our Facebook page to view a selection of student artwork.