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ART'S A NEVER-
A long gestation period will bear fr uit
when St Catherine's Catholic College,
Singleton, launches its inaugur al Fine Ar ts
Exhibition. The event, titled "Ar t Infinite",
looks set to draw pr aise when the
ar tistic talents of the College students
are displayed publicly. "Ar t Infinite" was
chosen as the theme to encompass the
never-ending, always-changing process of
ar t and creativity.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 12
will be exhibiting, with all ar twork for
sale. A feature of the exhibition will be
33 large -scale Aboriginal Dreamtime
paintings by students and these works
will be available to purchase through
a silent auction. These large canvases
were completed in 2012 and 2013 by
Year 8 and Year 7 students consecutively.
Each group was given a Dreamtime
painting to depict, and used tr aditional
or contemporary colours and techniques.
This project crossed the key lear ning
areas of Religious Studies, Visual Ar t
The ar t show will be held in the McAuley
Hall in the grounds of the College.
Members of the community are invited
to the opening night event (see details
below) when "Ar t Infinite" will be
for mally opened by Singleton Deputy
Mayor, Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite.
Hospitality students will prepare and
ser ve canapés.
Local professional ar tist, Vivien Dwyer,
has volunteer ed to judge the ar t divisions
and share some of her experience.
Another special guest will be former
St Catherine's College student
Amy's pursuit of ar t began at St
Catherine's and since then her
enthusiasm for creating visual ar t has
continued to grow. Her HSC ar t major
(l-r) Sarah Praccy, Rosey Mead, Jackson O'Hara, and Brae Wissink with "The Banishment of the Cuckoos".
project was nominated for ARTEXPRESS
2012 and was also selected to be a par t
of the "Fir st Class 11" exhibition at Lake
Macquarie Ar t Gallery which celebr ates
high achiever s in Visual Ar ts in the
Higher School Cer tificate. On completing
her secondary education in 2011, Amy
continued her endeavour in the ar ts
at The University of Newcastle, where
she is pur suing Fine Ar ts, majoring in
painting and drawing. Her work has been
showcased in many group exhibitions a s
well as a solo exhibition, titled "Goodnight
Sleep" at Watt Space Ar t Gallery in
Newcastle. Earlier this year, a selection
of Amy's recent works was shown at
Stepping Stones Studios in Newcastle.
Principal of St Catherine's, Brian Lacey,
is delighted to see the exhibition come
together. "The students have been
looking for ward to this event and
pr eparing over a long period. I've seen
many of the works which will be exhibited
and I've been blown away by their quality
and the imagination of the ar tists . I hope
this exhibition will become an annual
event for the College."
Everyone is welcome to the "Art Infinite"
opening night on Tuesday 17 June, 6.00-
8.00pm, at McAuley Hall, St Catherine's
Catholic College, Combo Lane,
Singleton. To learn more, please E Visual
Art and Photography teacher, Nina Ross,
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