This week, we are delighted to be able to share the news that six St Michael’s students from 2018 are being recognised in the upcoming VCE Season of Excellence. The annual Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) festival showcases outstanding VCE student work from schools across Victoria and comprises twelve concerts (Top Class and Top Acts), two exhibitions (Top Arts and Top Designs), eighteen screenings of short films (Top Screen), and a research presentation event (Top Talks).
Congratulations to the following St Michael’s students who have been selected to showcase their works during the festival.
James Corke’s and Isabelle Lynagh’s Visual Communication Design works, and Clare Olding’s and Ned Peace’s Product Design and Technology projects have been selected for exhibition in Top Designs.
James’ work centred around an Arabesque line of furniture. He created a poster for his own table design (industrial design field) and also designed and created a promotional booklet (communication design field) for the line of furniture.
Isabelle’s client was Jack Sprat Cafe. Isabelle created a logo (communication design field) and designs for the interior look of the Cafe (environmental design field).
In Product Design and Technology, Ned created a men’s Valet stand, and Clare’s project was a redesign of the school desk and chair for early primary school aged children with learning difficulties. Clare consulted with students in Prep and Year 1 last year and incorporated elements such as movement, curves and storage to make the classroom an easier space to learn.
I found working with some of the Prep and Year 1 students for my Design and Technology (DT) project incredibly rewarding as they were super helpful – and very cute – in every stage of the process. Watching them enjoy the final product as much as they did was a pretty awesome feeling.Clare Olding (OM 2018)
Top Designs presents work created by students who completed VCE Media, Product Design and Technology, Theatre Studies, Systems Engineering, Visual Communication Design and VCE VET studies, and takes place at the Melbourne Museum from Saturday 30 March to Sunday 14 July.
Top Class - Drama
Hunter Stanford has been selected to perform his Drama Solo, ‘Santa Claus’, for the Top Class Drama program on Wednesday 13 March at 2pm at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Top Class presents 11 concerts by outstanding VCE Performing Arts students who have completed VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition, Dance and VCE VET Music Industry and Dance.
Top Class Drama has been extremely popular this year with some concerts close to selling out. If you are interested in seeing Hunter’s performance, be sure to book as soon as possible here.
Nathan Singe, the winner of the Board Aquisition Prize at ’12’ Exhibition in 2018, has been selected alongside only 45 other students from across Victoria to have his Studio Arts Mixed Media work exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in the Top Arts exhibition.
Top Arts is curated and administered by the National Gallery of Victoria and is an exhibition of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, film and printmaking produced by VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students, and is held at The Ian Potter Centre from Friday 22 March to Sunday 14 July 2019.
Find out more here.
We encourage St Michael’s families to join us and celebrate the remarkable student works for 2018. Visit the VCAA website to find out more information about exhibitions and performances. Congratulations to the students on this wonderful recognition of their work, which will now be exhibited and performed in professional venues in Melbourne.
Congratulations also to Wendy Davies (OM 2018) whose Year 12 Studio Arts (Mixed Media) artworks are currently featuring in the Fireworks Exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Valley.
Whilst this is a separate exhibition to the VCAA events, Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual art and design exhibition and award for VCE students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley. The exhibition is showing until Sunday 24 March and in the sprit of the VCE Season of Excellence, we encourage St Michael’s families in the local area to visit the exhibition and view Wendy’s works. Wendy is pictured above at the opening night.