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This year’s Art, Design and Technology Exhibition was held on Tuesday 16 November and was very well attended as families and friends gathered to enjoy the creations of our Years 7 to 12 Art and Design students. Given we were unable to showcase the work of our boys last year due to COVID-19, there was certainly a sense of excitement and energy during the evening.

I would like to congratulate all the boys who exhibited their work as they once again demonstrated their enthusiasm by employing a wide range of materials and techniques to create a diverse display of artworks and designs.

Each year we invite an artist to work with our students as part of our Artist in Residence program. This year our students were fortunate to work with Zinia King. Zinia is an accomplished illustrator of children’s books and her whimsical approach to drawing imaginative characters captured the imagination of our students. Over the program’s three-week duration, boys in Years 9 and 10 were inspired to create their own drawings in her style. Their quirky and colourful drawings featured in the Art Exhibition, alongside the Artist in Residence group work which was an illustration of all the animals associated with the Senior School’s House Shields.

The evening also gave us the opportunity to celebrate the work of last year’s Artist in Residence, Tom Borgas. The group sculpture produced by the boys under Tom’s guidance hung high above the exhibition in its permanent position. Congratulations to Tom and all the boys involved in last year’s project.

An exhibition of this magnitude could not be organised without the hard work of our talented Art teachers. Their dedication and support for their students was clearly evident by the quality of work presented during the evening.

Scott Russell
Head of The Arts