Congratulations to Brooke Spain, Eva Krepsova and Laura Goodall for their work entered into the Creative Generations Visual Art and Design Awards. The regional opening was held on Friday 13 September at Griffith University White Box Gallery GC. All three girls were shortlisted in the State Awards, a feat in itself.
Brooke Spain was awarded an Excellence Award for her subtle design work, Floral Body Vessels and her work will be exhibited at GOMA, The Queensland Art Gallery next year and then tour Queensland. Only 40 works will be shown in this exhibition and only one third of these places are allocated for private school students - that is 13 in the State from 10 regional areas.
Eva Krepsova was awarded the Gold Coast Encouragement Award for her skilful and cleverly layered work, Vereor: to respect, fear, dread and $250, with a further $250 awarded to the Visual Arts Department.
Laura Goodall’s commendation is for her exquisite and highly sensitive piece, My mother advised me.
These girls join the proud history of St Hilda's School Visual Art students who have been recognised for excellence over the last 15 years.
The gallery of selected works will be accessible via the website in a few weeks:
These girls also have work in the Gold Coast Art Gallery as part of the current Energies exhibition along with Isabella Fredheim's clever digitally manipulated work: A place at the Table, Anna Lobwein's subtle and expressive ink and wash work,The Fall, and the beautifully poignant photographic work Iris by Year 11 student Hannah Hori. Energies will be open until October 6 - please visit and support our girls. http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/energies-2013/
15 MINUTES OF A VISUAL ART CLASS
After the technical rigors of the Vanitas oil painting unit in Semester 1, the Year 10 Art classes have been working using a more fluid approach this semester. Their artworks are explorations of landscape, using serendipitous approaches to water-based media inspired by mento artists Judy Watson and her Waanyi heritage, Julie Evans and John Olsen. These experimental pieces will evolve into a body of work that highlights the beauty and subtlety of remote areas of Australia seen from an aerial perspective.
Our inspired students have gone on to study and work in an exponentially growing range of areas having learned valuable life long skills from their time in the subject - flexible thinking, resilience, creative problem solving, and importantly for life/job satisfaction, how to recognise and exploit a 'flow experience'. Not everyone works in the Arts, but they do attribute part of their success to their time in Visual Art.
With careers they love, from software design to law, high fashion to medicine, architecture to psychology, as practicing artists, curators and designers, our girls are thriving in the ever changing world.
One thing these girls have in common is a love of learning and the ability to see and appreciate what the world has to offer - read what some of them have to say: www.visualartsthildas.blogspot.com
GoSHA Launched February has been Gallery Month for the Visual Art Faculty with the launch of the New Gallery of St Hilda's Art (GoSHA) online site and visits to UQ Art Museum and GoMA for Years 11 and 12 students. GoSHA showcases the art work of past and present students, in some cases going back to 1998, as well allowing the public a glimpse inside the activities of the faculty with snapshots from excursions, masterclasses and the annual Labyrinth Day and Rangoli building activities.
WHAT IS VISUAL ART? Visual Art is studied across the school from Pre-Prep to the senior years of schooling using an Inquiry Learning Model. In Middle and Senior School, the Visual Art Faculty encompasses the three subjects; Visual Art, Media Art, Media Certificate III in Media. These subjects cover a range of art making processes including painting, collage, photography, digital image manipulation, drawing, animation, sculpture, web design, sound editing, video production, printmaking, installation and assemblage. These components are scaffolded into concept-based units in a seamlessly designed curriculum supported by art historical studies with strong research and theoretical underpinnings. Visual Language studies form part of all subjects within the faculty and is based on the skills of constructing, reading and interpreting visual language for meaning making.
Art making at St Hilda’s unique and encourages best practice with 21st Century approaches, techniques and technologies whilst valuing all forms of wisdom in the search for meaning. Constructing a program to accommodate this range of concerns has resulted in courses specifically tailored to our students. Our focus is on encouraging a ‘visual voice’ as students develop their own personal aesthetic. As a girls school, it is important that the technology not be an end in itself. Rather, we see it to be part of a whole learning environment aimed at exploring and extending the creative process. Alana Hampton Head of Faculty, Visual Arts firstname.lastname@example.org