The recent Secondary Arts Exhibition was a big success with a variety of talents on display from wearable art to sculptures and even live music! All students have worked tremendously hard on their work over this past year and it was lovely to take the time to celebrate their achievements. Thank you to all the guests who came along to enjoy our students creativity with us!
The heart-warming production of “Beauty and the Beast” is very unique, standing apart from all other Disney hits. The storyline teaches us to love with our hearts rather than our eyes as Belle falls in love with Beast because of who he is on the inside. This love breaks the spell and transforms the Beast into a handsome prince (teaching us not to judge people by their size, race or hair colour).
The storyline breaks down a stereotypical “Prince saves the girl” theme, making Belle the heroine and demonstrating that girls can also be strong, fearless and different from others just like Belle. This upcoming musical production will enchant and enthral all viewers telling the compelling story using drama, … Read the rest
More Than Just Plastic Bags
By Zara Goodman, Year 11, Freshwater Christian College
Picture this. A bustling backstage, chockfull of anxious girls as they clamber about in plastic, denim and all manner of materials. Colour confronts you from all sides: orange, blue, gold, pink. Someone’s wearing a dress covered in LED lights and someone else is wearing cards. Students are constructing makeshift changing rooms out of jumpers, styling their hair and applying the last flourishes of makeup. The air is brimming with life. A lady’s voice booms over a microphone: the show is about to begin. One by one each girl lines up in front of the stairs to the T-shaped catwalk. If everyone wasn’t already nervous, they certainly are … Read the rest
Lorien Broadwater and Grace Nucifora recently travelled to Brisbane to compete in the State Finals for Wearable Art after Lorien placed first and Grace third at the Cairns Show last month.
At the State Finals in Brisbane, Lorien received a third place and Grace was State Champion.
The outfits were constructed by recycling denim jeans from the op shop. The students dissected the jeans, using all parts, zips, panels and pockets. Large panels were cut into strips or used as panels for bodices. Students were taught Shibori bleaching methods inspired local Cairns artist India Collins.
Grace’s piece was inspired by the ancient female warrior Boudica. Grace’s outfit had seven components and incorporated an array of recycled materials and techniques.… Read the rest