Success at Next Gen Art Exhibition
Posted: 01-Feb-2016

Success at Next Gen Art Exhibition

Congratulations goes to all Damascus students whom had their artwork selected for display as part of the ‘Next Gen 2016’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The artwork selected was definitely varied and showcased the talent and passion of our visual art students. Damascus students featured in the exhibition are Sophie Anstis, Abbey Browne, Caitlin Cameron, Marie Angeline Economou, Eloise Francis, Ella-Rose Hope, and Nicole Johnston.

Recently, it was announced that Sophie Antis had survived the gruelling application process to have her studio art photography art work accepted into Top Art’s season of excellence to be held at the National Galley of Victoria this year. It is was just as thrilling that Sophie won the two dimensional award at the well-attended ‘Next Gen 2016’ official opening on Friday 29th January. This award is judged by an outside panel based on merit according to a set criteria and is valued to $300 from a local sponsor. Sophie's collection of portraits of Damascus Students composed in a blend of skin colour reflects the diverse community we have on campus. Sophie photographed students from various year levels during lunchtimes, then printed them and placed them on kitchen tiles using a specialized paper. Each tile was carefully arranged to give the diagonal graduation sought. These tiles were then adhered to a support board for display.  Well done Sophie on your award.

The ‘Next Gen 2016’ exhibition runs at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from now until Sunday 27th March.

Photo at Opening Night:  Sophie displaying her letter of congratulations in front of her winning artwork, Faces.  One of the judges from the section panel stands beside her.

Photo at Opening Night:  Proud mother Celia Economou stands next to her daughter, Marie Angeline's, artwork.  Marie's grandmother was also present.


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