Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys’ diverse talents

20 Nov 2017

Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys’ diverse talents

The Annual Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity’s boys’ diverse talents and creativity and is a highlight of the Creative Arts calendar each year.

This year hundreds of art students and parents gathered in The Delmar Gallery to attend the opening of the eagerly anticipated exhibition featuring works by Trinity boys in Years 7 to 11. The best artworks from each Year group are exhibited with prizes and High Distinction Certificates awarded to outstanding artworks that have been created over the last academic year.

“We had two special guests attend the opening and it was a great pleasure to have Theresa Ardler (from the Shoalhaven district) give a Welcome to Country and speak about the outstanding artwork created by Year 8 students in their Indigenous Art. The work relies on information shared by the Elders of the Shoalhaven community and Theresa was overjoyed to see the magnificent works created that responded to the land in such a complete manner,” said Steve Collins, Head of Visual Arts and Design at Trinity Grammar School.

“Old Boy, Mr David Hogan (class of 1964) and his wife Jan attended and presented a beautiful book to accompany the prize given to the student who won Best Work in Senior School. David spoke about the importance of imagination and told the boys to continue to dream and not be consumed or distracted by technical devices or lose focus on what they want to achieve,” continued Mr Collins.

“I would like to thank the Visual Art teachers for their hard work over the year in guiding the students so creatively, and to the Visual Arts Assistants for their excellent work in putting the exhibition together,” concluded Mr Collins.

“On World Teachers Day, the Professional Teachers’ Council of NSW (PTC) announced that in recognition of the outstanding work teachers undertake through their professional teaching associations, the PTC had established an Award – Outstanding Professional Service Award (OPSA) as an acknowledgement of excellence in the profession. This year, our own Mr Stephen Collins, was so honoured by the PTC, his nomination being sponsored by the Visual Arts and Design Educators Association of NSW. I congratulate Mr Collins on this well-deserved recognition,” stated Trinity Grammar School Head Master, Mr Milton Cujes.

While Visual Art is a compulsory component of the curriculum at Trinity Grammar School for boys in Years 7 to 9, and an elective subject in Years 10 to 12, a full range of Visual Art disciplines are available as optional co-curricular activities to all boys in Years 10 to 12. Trinity provides ‘Artists in Residence’ who work with students to develop their skills in a variety of media. Boys may participate in small group excursions to specific locations to create their artworks. They may also be involved in large group projects in a range of different activities. The options available include Photography and Digital Media, Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Painting and Drawing.