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Celebrating the Arts

March has been a creative and inspiring month at Luther, with Arts Week, Chalk the Walk and the opening of Top Arts 2019 at the National Gallery of Victoria featuring Luther College Class of 2018 graduate Jessica Wang’s piece Oops.

Top Arts 2019

Jessica used oil on porcelain to explore the question - “When we build a body of work, an idea, the demolish it; what will we have left?”

Chosen from thousands of students across the state, Jessica is one of just 49 students to have their work on show at the prestigious NGV.   

According to Jessica’s artist statement published on the NGV website: 

“Emphasis on the personal process of creation in this artwork holds greater significance than the appearance of the finished product. Viewers may see a broken artwork; however, this piece has accomplished my goal of creating and intentionally destroying an artistic process.

“I was greatly influenced by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. Weiwei’s literal acts of destruction reference a variety of conjectural notions. Dropping a Han dynasty urn led me to question the difference between destruction and deconstruction,” said Jessica. (Source

The exhibition is on daily 10am -5pm at the National Gallery until 14 July 2019.

Arts Week

Arts Week at Luther saw a week long exhibition (19 – 22 March) of last year’s highly successful Year 12 Art, Studio Arts, VCD and Design Technology works, with artists, students, parents and families attending a special opening night celebration. The exhibition was opened officially by College Artist in Residence, renowned artist and sculptor Deborah Halpern who was impressed by the depth and creativity of the work. She encouraged our graduates to stay passionate, keep up with their arts and thanked them for their contribution. Around 100 works lined the Atrium of the newly enhanced  Building W, creating a genuine gallery feel.  A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.

Our annual event Chalk the Walk was another celebration of creativity with students using chalk to express themselves with a series of drawings and creations on the concrete between the College quadrangle and Building G.

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