During 2014, the Visual Arts and Technology departments worked towards having a whole school exhibition that showcased the work of students displayed alongside a number of well-known community artists, including our featured artist, Ms Amanda Tuohy.
This exhibition was held over three days in the music room precinct at the Mt Evelyn campus. The exhibition was officially opened by Councilor Maria McCarthy, now the Mayor of the Yarra Ranges Shire.
Artworks on display included a range of paintings, drawings, textile art, digital media and sculptures. Prizes were awarded for several categories: best in show, best digital work, and junior, middle school and senior school categories. These prizes were donated by a range of art show sponsors, and the Rotary Club of Lilydale generously donated and assisted with the exhibition. Work by eight well known, and emerging artists was displayed, and was available for purchase, with a percentage of all sales donated to the Rotary Club of Lilydale for their community
This proved to be a highly successful first art exhibition, helped by the generous support of other school departments: the Food & Technology department provided fantastic catering on the opening night, and the Performing Arts students entertained with wonderful music.
The next art show, planned for September 2015, promises to be bigger and better, with more community artists and more work on display. We look forward to seeing there.