All students who study Art at Guilford Young College experience an intense crescendo as the year develops and builds towards the final exhibition.
Students in Art and Photography worked extremely hard throughout the year, guided and challenged by their teachers Mr Ben Hay, Ms Gillian Crothers, Ms Meg Jenkins and Mr Matthew Stolp.
The culmination of all their work was seen in the huge exhibition at the Glenorchy Campus in which more than 100 students exhibited bodies of work.
The opening of the exhibition, on 16 November, drew a large crowd.
In officially opening GYC Art Exhibition 2017, Mr Leigh Carmichael, of MONA, said he saw in the art an expression of all the things young people are feeling, thinking, and experiencing. He said it was a very brave thing for the young artists to be so expressive.
All who attended agreed that the work across a variety of media was outstanding this year.
Five students’ work was chosen for ArtRage 2017 .
This year saw the re-introduction of the GYC Art Prize where five works were acquired by the College for framing and exhibition at the College as part of a permanent collection.
The 2017 GYC Art Exhibition also introduced the People’s Choice award.
The artists whose work was chosen for ArtRage 2017 (an exhibition of the top art pieces from colleges around the State to be exhibited in Launceston and Hobart in 2018) were:
Ned Daniels (Year 11),
Madisyn Bryson (Year 12),
Matilda Sansom (Year 12),
Fawn Bridges (Year 11) and
Zara Rosinski (Year 11).
The artists whose work attracted a GYC Art Prize (chosen by the GYC teachers) were:
Alice Mackey (Year 11),
Jane Woodward (Year 12) and
Laura Whittaker (Year 11).
People’s Choice Award:
Jane Aleri (Year 12) and
The exhibition was hung in the public space of the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, in the Glenorchy Performing Arts Centre (PAC) and also in the Bosco Centre. It was available for public viewing for several days after the official opening.