Category Archives: Arts

JS awards in Angelico Exhibition

Congratulations to two Aquinas College Junior School students who were awarded prizes in the inaugural Primary Angelico Art Exhibition program.

Year 4 student Lucas Lau was awarded first prize for his 3D artwork and Hamish Dzodz (also Year 4) was awarded the People’s Choice Award.

The Angelico Art Exhibition has been running for the past 24 years and has been adapted into Primary and Secondary exhibitions in 2017.

Aquinas College Junior School entered a group piece by Pre Primary students, two Year 5 and three Year 4 artworks.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the exhibition.

Senior Music Night

Senior School musicians put on a spectacular show at this year’s Senior School Music Night this week.

Students dazzled the audience with their talents.

The AC/PC Concert Band also performed – trilling and drum rolling their way through two pieces which highlighted the great sense of musicality of students in the band. Aquinas students performed an array of numbers in solos, choirs, ensembles, barbershop groups and many more.

The event was a great success and portrayed the dedication, talent and skill of students studying music at the College.

Thank you to all staff, students and parents who helped to organise the event and those who assisted on the night.

Catholic Performing Arts Festival

Congratulations to Aquinas College students who participated in the annual Catholic Performing Arts Festival recently.

A number of students were awarded Certificates of Merit for their performances, including; Tommy and his Tiny Tooters, Mixed Woodwind Ensemble – Instrumental, Intermediate Sax Ensemble – Instrumental Ensemble (Woodwind) and Plectrum Acoustic Guitar Ensemble – Instrumental Ensemble (Acoustic/Classical Guitar).

Honourable mentions were also given to the Aquinas Senior Classical Guitar Trio – Instrumental Ensemble (Acoustic/Classic Guitar) and Harry Pitts – Secondary Vocal Solo.

Photo comp winners awarded

Capturing an intriguing photograph of two men sharing memories, Thomas Egger has won this year’s Aquinas College Photography Competition.

photography comp 1

Thomas’ picture portrays the men from a low angle, encouraging the audience to see themselves in relation to the subjects in the photo – reminiscent of American painter Edward Hopper’s artworks which used viewpoint and lighting to heighten the physical and emotional connection to the subject.

photography comp 02

Nathan Chua was awarded second prize in the annual competition, for his untitled work. His work was described as intriguing and ambiguous, capturing complimentary colours and extreme tonal range to contribute to the drama of the obscure image.

photography comp 03

‘The Compassion of Colour’ by Jonathon Lawrence was named third prize winner. Jonathon’s work used a myriad of tender colour tones to represent compassion – from deep, strong reds to ephemeral soft pinks – compassion can be soft and tender, and strong and powerful.

All of the 2016 entries are now on display in the College Learning Centre.

Happy Days at Aquinas

Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year’s annual production, performing to sell-out audiences each night.

The hard work and dedication of the cast and crew of Happy Days culminated in fantastic performances over four nights last week.

Audience members were in awe of the logistics of the production at times, with up to 100 students on stage during the show.

Congratulations to cast and crew members, Jeremy Sivewright, Chris McMillan and the Music Department – making the annual production a wonderful College event.