Welcome to our annual VCE art Show

We are proud to bring you the outstanding work of the Unit 3 and 4 Studio Art and Visual Communication Design students in 2021.

Thank you to the parents, guardians, families and school community for supporting the VCE students.

The high standard of folio and final works demonstrates great resilience and creativity. We are proud of all our students’ efforts throughout this year.

The virtual VCE Art Show 2021 will be available to view until 1 February 2022.

Congratulations and best wishes,
Ms Dethridge and Ms Misquita

Studio Art

Explore the Studio Art works of the 2021 Unit 3 and 4 students.

Bedight, pencil, ink pen, gel pen, gems and wire, 420 × 594 mm

Akathros, pencil, ink pen, gell-pen, wire, 420 × 594 mm

Helena

In my folio this year I aim to visually explore the theme of glamorization through the vast range of ways it is demonstrated in our everyday life. ‘bedight’ displays the way in which women all over the world are and equaled with the characteristics of objects, demeaning the humanity behind their feminine figures. In akathros, I aimed to portray the way in unrealistic body expectations are set in the media, promoting sickness and anorexia.

Stella

The theme of both my artworks explores the fashion industry, my first artwork explores the creative side of the industry whereas my second artwork explores the negative part of the industry. The idea behind my first artwork is how creative and sustainable the fashion industry is, and the negative explores the idea of how much waste is being thrown into our environment.

Wasted world, scrap fabric, cardboard, black acrylic paint, creamy white small ribbon, white posca pens, 94 cm x 63 cm

Ban on waste, upcycled fabric, white fabric paint, black and red permanent markers, safety pins and old jeans, 85.5 cm x 56 cm

Ban on waste, upcycled fabric, white fabric paint, black and red permanent markers, safety pins and old jeans, 85.5 cm x 56 cm

Joudor, acrylic paint, 60×60 canvas

Joudor, acrylic paint, 60×60 canvas

Beneath it all, greylead pencil and frixion fineliner, 594 × 841 mm

Beneath it all, greylead pencil and frixion fineliner, 594 × 841 mm

Layelle

I have referenced my theme ‘Dementia’ through producing two final artworks that both reflect and incorporate various potential directions and ideas from my studio process. Both artworks link to my original theoretical idea of creating artworks which can educate myself and others more about the disease. My grandfather suffered from this disease, so I created a personal heart wrenching painting which was of a series ‘Joudor’. The first painting in the series is of a portrait of him and the second is of a distorted figure that represented how an individual loses themselves during dementia. For my second final ‘Beneath it all’ artwork I created an illustration of a skeleton which has symbols on top of it. The idea of this focused on how the body shuts down and what goes on beneath the surface/skin. Using the material of erasable markers, I created a film of the symbols vanishing using a heated hair dryer. By exploring the depiction of how the human body changes due to the illness of dementia, I was able to create a strong cohesive relationship between my final artworks. I was able to enhance this relationship by creating an aesthetic of feeling a sense of discomfort when viewing it. This is through the confronting visual of a skeleton and then through the difficulty of visualizing the physical portrait features beneath all the chaos.

Rowan

My overall theme is Childhood Memories and both artworks are representations of memories from when I was young. Artwork 1 is linked to memories of when my brother and I used to play with fairy figurines in the garden and we used to build little houses for the ‘real fairies’ so that they could have somewhere to sleep when we went to bed. Artwork 2 is a reimagination of the many memories of early and late childhood where I would be gardening with my grandma in the garden and veggies patches where all kinds of fruits, vegetables and herbs would be growing. I wanted to recreate the veggie patches we had and the food we grew as I grew up myself.

Veggie Garden, oven-baked clay, wool, hessian fabric, aluminum, masking tape, acrylic paint. Approx. 150cm x 70cm x 50cm

Fairy Village, clay, coloured glaze, oven-baked clay, plant pots, acrylic paint, foam and plants. Approx. 42cm x 70cm x 70cm

Marilyn, oil on canvas, 70cm x 90cm

Marilyn, oil on canvas, 70cm x 90cm

Chloe

My paintings explore ‘the notion the sublime’, in particular the connection between human emotion and the sublime and how it can be expressed. I aimed to compare and contrast two aspects of sublime, the beautiful and the dangerous perspectives. With artistic influence from James Turrell and Rebecca Stevenson, both portraits combine realism and surrealism to emanate a quality of greatness.

Jaz

My theme of “The Past meets The Present” focuses on placing past figures in modern, present situations, focusing on their reactions. My first artwork “Checking in at The Pearly Gates” depicts Saint Peter at the gates of heaven, surrounded by historical figures, all wearing masks after checking in and using hand sanitiser, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. My second artwork “I don’t hold a hose, mate” depicts Prime Minister Scott Morrison amongst the Australian bushfires, behind climate change protesters and past Prime Ministers, exclaiming at his incompetency of the situation, regarding his holiday in Hawaii at the time.

Checking in at The Pearly Gates, oil on canvas, 60 x 90cm

I don’t hold a hose, mate, black archival pen on matboard, 60 x 60cm

Paris

The theme of my final artworks is based around the concept of the passing down of culture. My grandmother and her stories shaped me into the person I am, and helped to understand my heritage. The triptych together shares a common theme of being based on Byzantine stained glass in church, though the diptych is more focused on migration and the contrast between Greece and Australia.

Fotini (Outer panels), relief outliner and glass paint on acrylic, 850 x 450mm

The Journey (Middle panel), relief outliner on acrylic, 600 x 300mm

Untitled, acrylic on 70cm x 50cm canvas

Untitled, acrylic on 70cm x 50cm canvas

Untitled, acrylic on 70cm x 50cm canvas

Romy

I chose the theme perception, both artworks are cohesive as they focus on the altered perception of humans. In artwork one ‘Dysmorphia’, it is conveyed how the society’s harsh standards, influence the view of ourselves, especially the image of our body. As these views evoke different types of emotions such as anxiety or sadness. In art work 2 ‘Untitled’ I have conveyed the notion of the ignorant perception of humans, where we are deceived by natures beauty and assume that we did not leave a damaging impact on the environment.

Dysmorphia, acrylic and water colour on 94cm x 70cm mixed media paper

Jaya

My theme centres around abandonment and the mental implications that are present when an individual experiences abandonment. My first artwork depicted a well-known individual, Lucifer, and the story of why he wanted to defy God after God abandoned him. My second artwork depicted a more real-life narrative of a little girl feeling abandoned by her parents and the implications she faces as a result of this.

Scream, fine liners, 42cm x 29.7cm

Untitled, Acrylic paints, 60 x 50 cm,
3 panels

Untitled, Acrylic paints, 60 x 50 cm,
3 panels

Untitled, Acrylic paints, 60 x 50 cm,
3 panels

Untitled 1, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm (unframed)

Untitled 1, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm (unframed)

Untitled 1, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm (unframed)

Untitled 1, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm (unframed)

Victoria

My theme for this unit was nostalgia, I wanted to explore past memories. In my first artwork I depicted some fond personal childhood memories with family that I thought people may relate to. My second artwork is of flowers that symbolize remembrance and memory. I wanted to create the hazy, soft atmosphere of nostalgia.

Untitled 2, watercolour on paper, 34 x 49.5cm

Untitled 2, watercolour on paper, 34 x 49.5cm

Untitled 2, watercolour on paper, 34 x 49.5cm

Olivia

These paintings connect as they are both fixated on the feelings and emotional state regarding being in a dream however in separate ways. Both of these artworks show a comparison in a variation within the figures, nevertheless the falling dream one is concentrated on an individual going from a peaceful dream to a falling dream, conversely, the first artwork is focused on the comparison between dreaming and nightmares. Both of these artworks involve a calm and tranquil figure in a passive state of sleep to express a disparity in the strong feelings and emotions being drawn from the figures and faces.

Falling out of consciousness, acrylic paint on canvas, 60cm x 90cm

Two faced dream, acrylic paint and posca on mat board, 60cm x 65cm

Blooming, water mixable oil paints on plywood panel, 90 x 60 cm (A1)

A Warm Welcome, water mixable oil paints on canvas fabric, A2

Anisha

My final artworks stem from my conceptual focus on the feeling of comfort. In which I’ve explored the particular aspects of life from which we take comfort. ‘A Warm Welcome’ explores the familiar and reminiscent comfort which one feels when reminded of their loved ones. While ‘Blooming’ stands as a visual representation of a comforting and peaceful space. Through my respective visual interpretations of both a reminiscent and peaceful comfort, I hope to transport audiences to their place of comfort.

Amy

I explore the theme of reflection, specifically focusing on warped reflection. In my final first artwork I explore warped reflection through displaying multiple distorted reflections as shards on a broken mirror. These shards were painted on top of a mirror displaying a warping of my own reflection as the subject matter but also through the physical distortion of anyone who views. In my second artwork I explore the idea that we have 2 personalities, one that is hidden and that is shown, displaying this through a physically distorted portrait.

Untitled, water mixable oil paints on linen, 54 x 40cm

Untitled, Acrylic on mirror sheets, 30 x 30cm (x3)

Untitled, Acrylic on mirror sheets, 30 x 30cm (x3)

Untitled, Acrylic on mirror sheets, 30 x 30cm (x3)

Untitled #1, gouache and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90cm

Untitled #2, gouache and coloured pencil on board, 59 x 80cm

Liv

My theme is growth and I explore the ideas of positive aspects of growing up and change. Nature was used in both of my artworks to communicate the idea of growth being something that is constantly changing and evolving much like a life cycle. My first artwork explores the idea of personal growth through human features combined with nature and my second final artwork explores a younger and older version of myself to communicate physical growth.

Zeanna

This year in my studio process, I was interested in exploring the theme of sensations and emotions. ‘Untitled’ explores a variety of feelings including growth, hope and vulnerability associated with the portrayed idea of one battling their own demons. While ‘Overthinking’ depicts an overstimulated mind and the complementary symptoms and emotions of fatigue and numbness. Both together tie into the umbrella theme of emotions and sensations, of particularly the more negative experiences we have in life.

Overthinking, multimedia: acrylic paint, oil paint, enamel paint, ink, fine-liner and metal cogs and gears on matboard, 84.1 x 59.4cm

Untitled, oil on canvas, 90 x 60cm

Green connection, digital drawing, A2

Green connection, digital drawing, A2

Green connection, digital drawing, A2

The diagnostic, digital drawing, A2

The diagnostic, digital drawing, A2

Lila

My focus requires me to look beyond the colour green itself to truly understand the meaning behind it, the feelings it portrays and the things it can represent. Green is often thought of as only being a colour rather than the emotions, meanings, and effects it represents. Across artwork 1, I explored green in terms of associating something or someone that looks ill as being green. In Artwork 2, I created a magnified look into the sense of greenery and life in existence. The artwork is placing an importance on the importance of the human connection to nature, this connection is then built upon and strengthened throughout the series as they morph to one green person.

Chiara

Artwork 1 relates to how women are often objectified for their beauty and physical attributes whilst artwork 2 conveys the idea of beauty standards and how women can often feel subject to conform as they feel uneasy and unhappy with their own bodies, mistakenly believing their worth is based solely on their physical appearance. This idea that women can be deceived into thinking their self-worth relies on their physical attributes rather than personal, links to ideas conveyed in both artworks. In artwork 2 this idea is created through the use of the Rorschach technique onto 6 mirrors, utilizing feminist colors such as pink and purple to convey my theme of beauty and the concept of beauty standards. This links to my first piece which is a painting, but rather this piece depicts a female body posing, without her head, to convey the idea that her personality is being overlooked as she is being objectified for her body.

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Is that me, acrylic on mirrors, 30cm x 30cm (6 mirrors)

Object for you, acrylic paint on canvas, 60cm x 90 cm

Acknowledgement
of Country


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Address


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Address


Mangarra Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126

(+61 3) 9830 5099
Fax: (+61 3) 9830 5099
info@cgsc.vic.edu.au

© 2021 Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Acknowledgement
of Country


Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider code: 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.

Acknowledgement of Country


Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.


Mangarra Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126

(+61 3) 9830 5099
Fax: (+61 3) 9836 8958
info@cgsc.vic.edu.au

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider code: 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.

© 2021 Canterbury Girls' Secondary College