On Friday 20 October at 6.30pm the official opening of the Tintern Grammar 2017 Senior Visual Art and Design Show took place. We were treated to the beautiful stylings of the Middle School String Quartet as guests joined us for a night of celebration and accolades for everyone involved. As teachers – we often see the hard work that goes into completing a folio subject. The opportunity for students to exhibit their final work in the Senior Art Show is one where we can celebrate the striking achievements that the students have produced from VCE Art, Studio Art, Visual Communication Design, Product Design Technology and IB Art. Alongside the works are artist’s statements that explain the concepts behind the works, as well as the student’s visual diaries and folios – which are artworks in themselves!
Our esteemed guest speaker for the Opening Night, Mr Mike Blood, treated us to his thoughts and reflections of the work and shared many connections to the art space, including the fact that he had created the plinth at which he was standing and his distant relatives once owning orchards on this very spot in the 1800’s. He was followed by our 2017 Art Captains Meg, Abby & Amber and the official opening by our Principal – Mr Brad Fry.
This exhibition is a celebration of the creativity, ingenuity and dedication of these young artists, and is open for viewing from 8.30am to 4pm weekdays until Monday 13 November.
by Rachel Waud, Head of Visual Arts & Design