Secondary Innovation & Learning

The Pictures

The Visual Art and Film, Television and New Media Departments hosted The Pictures on the evening of Thursday 22 August. The Pictures is an annual celebration of Genesis students’ creativity – split over two levels of the Performance Theatre, and spilling out onto its front lawn. The quality of work on display this year was very high, with the teachers spoilt for choice when deciding which works to exhibit in the limited space.

This year featured a live student band, collaborative artwork activity (painting gum-leaves for a chandelier), cinema showcasing student films, and an exhibition of artworks from all Visual Art students in Years 7 to 12.

We enjoyed a great turnout of students, parents and friends, eager to support their family and friends, and perhaps even more eager to see who would take out the various awards on the night (award recipients listed after article).

The tone of the evening was fun and relaxing, with one parent remarking “this event was fabulous – what a creative and amazing bunch of students,” and another, “creativity was on display in an amazing atmosphere.”

Congratulations to all students who exhibited at and attended The Pictures this year. It was a great display of creative talent and passion, and is testament to the wonderful, dedicated students we enjoy in our classes all year long!

Pictured: Artwork installations by Shannon O’Hara, Teagan King and Siaan Sanders

Award recipients are as follows:

GOSCAR (Genesis OSCAR) Awards for Film, Television & New Media

Rising Star: Rourke Beaumont

Production Design: Arina Dara

Editing: Jayden Lee-Smith

Sound Design: Mitchell Stanton

Cinematography: Shannon O’Hara

Best Film: Jayden Lee-Smith

Visual Art Awards

Principal’s Choice: Madison Gordon

Industry Encouragement Award: Teagan King and Shannon O’Hara

Photography Awards

People’s Choice: Amelia De-Vitry

Head of School’s Choice: Abigail Peet

Best in Show: Amelia De-Vitry


Bethany Loveridge
Innovation and Learning Leader – Visual and Media Arts (Years 7-12)