The College is excited to announce that David Welch's (Year 12 2017), HSC Visual Arts, Body of Work, is exhibited in the prestigious, state-wide ARTEXPRESS Exhibition, held at Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea.
Artexpress showcases the most outstanding talent from a candidature of 9570 Year 12 Visual Arts students in NSW.
David's sophisticated series of 5 oil paintings is titled "Reflections of my Father". David’s artist’s statement reads, “My Body of Work was initially intended to be a character profile of my father, whose impassioned love of life and family has had a resounding impact on my character. This concept gradually evolved into a personal portrayal of the complexities of our father-son relationship, specifically how aspects of his personality and mannerisms are reflected in my own. Using oil paints as my material practice has developed and deepened my appreciation for the technical skill of the Italian and Dutch Old Masters. Theirs is a style I aspire to, in order to portray my father in similar grandeur.”
It is important to note, David is the only student selected from all Catholic schools in the Sutherland Shire, to be exhibited - an accolade for David and the College. The Year 12 artists and families, with their teachers, recently attended the official Opening, with students’ achievement acknowledged. The College extends warmest congratulations to David, who was also the Dux of the College for 2017.
The exhibition is open daily until 25 March. Entry is free, don’t miss seeing it.
Mrs Suzanne Wilson and Mrs Mary Givney-Clark, Visual Arts Teachers