Department Spotlight – Visual and Media Arts

Department Spotlight – The Pictures

As always, our Visual and Media Art students have been busy with a range of exciting tasks. Most recently; however, we were quite busy with The Pictures – our annual showcase of talent from Visual Art and Film, Television and New Media students. On this night, we celebrated the hard work, skill and brainpower of our students with a large display, live music, refreshments and an awards ceremony.

The following students received awards:

  • Best Cinematography: Emmerson C
  • Best Editing GOSCAR: Amara W
  • Best Sound Design: Tia J
  • Rising Star GOSCAR: Charl P
  • Best Year 11 Film GOSAR: Sarsha H
  • Best Year 12 Film GOSCAR: Cally N
  • People’s Choice Film GOSCAR: Tia J
  • People’s Choice Photography Competition: Holly M
  • Best in Show Photography Competition: Daniel P
  • Industry Encouragement Award: Brooke C and Madi C
  • Principal’s Art Choice: Dane K
  • Head of School’s Art Foundation Purchase: Charlie W

Some of our other recent highlights include:

  • Year 12 Film student, Tia J was shortlisted in the BUFTA Film competition.
  • Year 12 Visual Art student, Jaeve P, received an Excellence Award as part of the 2021 Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts. As a result, Jaeve’s beautiful artwork will be on display at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) between 28 May to 21 August 2022.
  • At the recent Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards, our students shone. We took home the following awards:
    • First Prize in the Year 7-12 Collaborative Artwork
    • Third Prize in the Year 11-12, 2D section: Joshua T
    • Highly Commended in the Years 11-12, 2D section: Charlie W and Jaeve P
    • Highly Commended in the Years 7-10, 2D section: Nicolas G
  • Year 11 Visual Art students engaged with printmaking during an incursion with Dr Glen Skien, artist and Griffith QCA academic.
  • Year 11 and 12 Film, Television and New Media students explored virtual reality at a recent excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World.

We are very excited by the talent of our students and are very thrilled to hear that so many of our Year 12 Visual Art and Film, Television and New Media students are moving into creative fields next year. We wish them the very best!


Natasha Gillies

Innovation and Learning Leader – Visual and Media Arts (Year 7-12)