Luther College Croydon - Celebrating the Arts

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Celebrating the Arts

Congratulations to Jessica Wang, Class of 2018 for being invited to showcase her artwork Oops at the recent Top Arts Exhibition. 

Top Arts 2019

Top Arts presents diverse and accomplished works of art from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of their VCE.

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 had 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 www.ngv.vic.gov.au)

Special thanks to Jessicas's teacher Ms Elsina Arackal.  

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.

TOUR LUTHER 2019

 

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