A record nine Korowa Anglican Girls’ School students have been shortlisted for the VCE Season of Excellence art, design and drama competitions, Top Arts, Top Design and Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies, held at the NGV, Melbourne Museum and Arts Centre Melbourne respectively.
Outstanding artwork by Olivia Baumgarten, Rachel Jiao, 2017 Art Captain Tanishka Brahmanand and 2017 Dux Karla Murphy have been selected from more than 3,000 applications.
Olivia’s striking photographic works; Rachel’s unusual use of materials such as books and garden saws; Karla's piece incorporating a working bike and monochrome drawings; and Tanishka’s photorealistic paintings on mirrored discs were among the works recognised in the shortlist.
Chloe Papas, Catherine Marshall and Yufan (Sherley) Guo’s VCE Visual Communication and Design works have likewise been shortlisted above applications from all around the State.
The works shortlisted range from Chloe’s design for a travel translator app, packaging for a health and hygiene pack for women in developing countries by Catherine and the design for a solar powered lamp by Sherley.
These two annual exhibitions have become some of the most popular, drawing visitors from around Australia to celebrate the finest of VCE Art, Studio Arts and Visual Communication and Design.
We are thrilled to announce that Ella Markov and 2017 Drama Captain Olivia Dumville have been invited to audition for Top Class following nerve-wracking but outstanding Solo Performance exams. Both girls received 100% for their Solo Performances and Ella achieved a perfect study score of 50 for Drama, one of only three students in the state to receive this score.
To even be shortlisted amongst such a large field of contenders is a credit to the girls. Congratulations and best of luck for the next round - we hope to see many Korowa works around Melbourne.