ARTS AND CULTURE
The new ‘Art Shed’, a renovated garage just outside the Art Room, has been inhabited by students taking Year 13 Art.
It was decided that a studio-like space was required, where senior students could spread out, interact with each other easily and leave work out to dry without fear of possible destruction; and the idea has, according to the seven Level 3 Art students who use the room daily, been a great success.
While the shed is occasionally a little cold on frosty mornings, the heater is
soon fired up and the creativity flows. The students also have keys so the room can be utilised outside class times, and its seclusion means it is perfect for study periods spent applying the finishing touches to a piece.
YOUNG@ART, BAY ART & BAY LIT
Numerous art students from all years entered their magnificent pieces, including painting, photography, sculpture & drawing into this year’s Bay Art & Young@Art exhibitions. Many GBHS students also entered into the annual GB Arts Council Bay Lit Awards. A huge congratulations to the students who won Bay Lit awards
for their wonderful writing and poetry as well to all those who exhibited.
Gabrielle Wee - “Eye on Works”
ART TRIPS GALORE
The Art Department was busy taking students on
all kinds of trips this year. Out of school expeditions included the annual Year 11 Onetahua
marae visit in Pohara and two seperate visits to Nelson to see exhibitions at The Suter Gallery .
The senior’s trip to the Suter to view NZ’s Top Folio exhibition was highly inspirational. The
Woollaston Estate Gallery in Lower Moutere was visited twice and exhibits by renowned NZ artists such as Jane Evans and Peter Gibson-Smith were
thoroughly enjoyed by all.