Rosie Grasso 12OBNS1
Digital photography & Photoshop
My piece was inspired by the ancient Greek statues of past goddesses, projecting that each body is just as beautiful as the next despite their differences. Using photoshop, I collaged the individual figures together and stripped them of their identity, as others do when judging a person from their appearance. My artwork draws the viewer's attention towards the centre of the piece, creating emphasis on the torsos.
Taylah Grech 12CNMS3
Inspired by the works of Helly the Artist and the media, my work reflects the impact of technology on me as an impressionable teenager and how as a young adult I am constantly drawn into other people’s lives - comparing my own with a false sense of reality. My artwork is made using acrylic paints, oil paints, newspaper, lino prints and distorted images using Photoshop. Through my artwork I wanted to visually represent how difficult it is to cope with being exposed to so much media. My artwork speaks to overconsumption of ideas, opinions and lifestyles.
Georgia Chard 12WMSS3
To Bear One's Cross
Acrylic on Canvas
This piece was inspired by my Catholic upbringing and my life experiences in addition to my interest in the history of religion. Through this I wanted to reflect on my personal struggles with depression and self-harm addiction which was further enhanced from feeling like an outsider in my own religious community. The acrylic piece was done as an imitation of gold altarpieces who centralised religious figures by making myself the central figure. Through this I wanted to present the vulnerability and insecurity I felt in my struggles and how they are mine to carry while the world witnesses.
Caitlin Horton-Crundall 12CTRS2
1. CHILD’S PLAY
White raku clay, underglaze
I chose to reflect on the concept of childhood nostalgia in this series of sculptures by turning drawings I did as a child into ceramic figurines. The pieces are clearly drawn from childhood drawings; being extremely disproportionate caricatures of characters in 2000’s media and attempts at drawings of people. I wanted to convey the unrestricted creativity and imagination I experienced as a child. I grew up in an environment which helped me to cultivate my creative practices and I was never restricted in my love of drawing and art in general. In transforming the drawings I did as a child into sculptures, I aimed to exhibit my development of skill and the supportive environment I was raised in which allowed my creativity to flourish.
Katherine Kopistinskij 12DLYS1
Inspired by the works of concept artists and my admiration for innovation in regards to the metaverse, I wanted to reflect on futuristic elements that will be evident in a city office of the future. This Photoshop piece is what I envision our future workspace to look like, with a further reliance on crypto currency and robotics. Through my artwork I wanted to present a visually enticing scene with the robot capturing the eye of the viewer, and strongly being representational of futuristic and innovative elements.
Adriana Cilia 12CHLS1
We’re all trying to find comfort
Acrylic on canvas
Inspired by artworks in the NGV Queer exhibition, my aim was to create a portrait. Traditionally, art that includes a mirror encourages self reflection. What other room in the house allows one to reflect so honestly about one’s whole self other than the bathroom. This piece is a journey about ‘coming out’; its hardships and finding oneself amongst so much negativity.
Kristy Gallina 12OBNS2
Inspired by the works of influential Die Brüche artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, I chose to adapt traditional woodcutting techniques in order to explore the idea of a distorted sense of self through a contemporary lens. I focused primarily on the influence of social media on young people's image of themselves; by depicting a distorted portrait, I intend to present the warped perception of one’s own identity. I worked in a variety of mediums throughout the developmental process of my work, creating my final lino prints based upon a previous oil pastel portrait.
Kiara Versace 12CNMS2
Inspired by the concept of using artwork/photography to represent mental illness, I wanted to reflect on depression and anxiety, demonstrating a series of emotions in my artwork. This series of photographs was inspired by a loved one and their experience with mental health issues.
Audrey Lumb 12WMSS3
Never Look Into A Broken Mirror
Acrylic paint & mixed media
This piece is inspired by superstitions surrounding mirrors, specifically the superstition“never look into a broken mirror.” My piece relies heavily on line to create my final image. By juxtaposing the acrylic paint with broken mirror pieces, situated in the shape of a cracking face, I was able to create movement. Colour is a prominent feature in my piece. I used white, light blue and red to create my final image. I used red to create the features in the face and filled in the remaining sections on the cheeks, chin and forehead to create highlights. I painted the background blue as this contrasts greatly with the red, creating a stark distinction between the face and background. Red is often associated as a colour that provides warning. Therefore, I used an immense amount of red to convey the idea of something bad incoming.
Mia Sobol-Day 12CNMS1
My work, inspired by Margaret and Christine Wertheim, delves into the issues surrounding the threats to Australia’s coral reefs as a result of climate change. The 3D form created by crochet is representative of the natural and organic structures seen in our oceans. My interest in science and marine life has made me more aware of the potential threats to our planet. The mirrored base asks the viewer to reflect on our responsibilities as a society to our natural resources.
Milla Farrall 12CHLS1
Dreams v. Reality #1
Acrylic paint on canvas
This piece depicts a girl, sleeping and in the middle of dreaming. It contrasts the difference between the physical appearance of someone when they are sleeping and what is going on in their mind. It creates a feeling of looking into the mind of the girl that is sleeping and exploring what she is thinking and dreaming, the ideal world she has created for herself in her mind. The girl sleeping is realistic in appearance to allow her to be relatable to the audience and allow them to interpret the meaning of this piece as a dream. It dives into the difference and close relationship between dreams and reality and the ability for them to become confused.
Eliza Pitman 12BRNS1
Behind The Lines
Inspired by the theme of distortion, I created this piece to express different feelings of emotion. This piece is woven creating a repetition of pattern and texture.