After hundreds of hours of hard work and long nights putting finishing touches on, St John's College year 12 visual arts, and textiles and design students were able to reveal their major HSC works
Year 12 visual arts student Chatchawarn Visetsiri worked on his piece, Silent Night Thoughts, from the very start of the year right up until just 10 minutes before the cut off time.
Mr Visetsiri's work was a representation of his culture and his love of where he calls home.
"I wanted to do something relating to Thailand as that's where I come from. The sky lanterns represent the messages that I would send home every time I miss it," he said.
"I chose the night time because I feel like that's the time in which I feel the most freedom."
Mr Visetsiri said although he loves art, it is something he wants to continue to do as a hobby and because it's therapeutic to him, as opposed to pursuing a career in the arts.
Year 12 textile and design student Meg McKinney worked on her textile art The Society, for three terms right up until the very last minute. Miss McKinney said she hopes to pursue a career within the same or similar industry in the future. "We put a lot of effort into our finished products," she said.
Jillie Rose, another year 12 textile and design student, exhibited five clutches that she had made from scratch.
"My clutches have been heavily inspired by the decades themselves, specifically the major historical events from the 1960s to the 2000s," Miss Rose said.
"The first, the 60s flower clutch, Flower Power, is a representation of the 60s decade hippie movement.
"The 70s fold over clutch, Women to the front, is based on the 70s the feminist's movement.
"The 80s zipper clutch, Wake me up Before You Go-Go, was made concerning the 80s music artist on Wham.
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"The 90s foldover clutch, The Peoples Princess, is based around princess Diana and her legacy, and the 2000s zipper clutch, Google Fide, is circulated around the 2000s decade which consists of techniques such as screen printing."
The work was showcased at an exhibition on Sunday at St Brigid's Hall, before they were collected by the teachers for grading. Creative Arts Coordinator and year 12 visual arts teacher Kirk Watts and year 12 textiles and design teacher Nicole Bussey said they were proud of every one of their students.
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