2019 Term 1 Week 6

2019 Term 1 Week 6

Senior School Arts and Activities

Year 10, 11 and 12 Art Excursion to the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

On Friday 1 March the Senior Years Art students attended the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition which supports emerging artists from several Visual Arts partner institutions. We were very fortunate to have an Old Ignatian from the Class of 2005 – Sam Gold, a graduate from the University of SA, and winner of the Undergraduate Award for Excellence, volunteer to take us on a guided tour. Sam’s display of nineteen clay forms (‘Embody’) was a highlight of the exhibition and she was successful in winning one of the top graduate awards – the Award for Excellence ($7,500 prize money).

Sam is the recipient of a Helpmann Academy Group Grant and the Helpmann Academy Residency at the George Street Studios. Sam’s artworks covered architectural and organic themes and made using raku, porcelain and stoneware.

The students were busy during their visit engaging with the diversity of contemporary forms of art learning much about the potential and possibilities of the variety of media and ideas expressed by talented emerging artists. Students reflected on the artworks making connections to their own experiences and view of their world, encouraging critical analysis in their response.

Exposing our students to artworks such as those viewed in the exhibition encourages them to reflect and question and hold conversations. Art experiences are central to engaging our young people and are excellent opportunities for looking, responding and making meaning of the world.

Above: Students analysing Jacinta Mwangi’s cement and mixed media work.

Above: Carson Dottore, Jake Zito and Joshua Rodi discussing the work of Yusuf Ali Hayat’s interactive piece.

Above: Students sitting around Sam Gold’s Ceramic works responding to the tasks in the Art Assignment.

Ms Liz Wedge
Curriculum Coordinator Art and Design

Congratulations to Year 12 student and Drama Captain Henny Walters (pictured left) who is part of the Adelaide Repertoire Theatre production ‘The Miracle Worker’.

Tickets to this fabulous production can be purchased HERE.


Burnside Youth Concert Band Workshop

Workshop with Musical Director Bryan Griffiths. Wednesday 17 April.

Join our band for the day. Welcome to all young musicians.

For more information please click HERE.