Catherine Jewell
Catherine Jewell

My artworks are based around the theme of 'Torn'. I decided focus on the emotional aspects of 'Torn' after studying psychology last year. I want to create artworks that are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye, while still giving the viewer something deeper to think about. Mountain District Christian School

Ben Racz
Ben Racz

My work has engaged with my passion for psychology and explored the concept of cognitive dissonance- creating visual conflict to elicit a psychological reaction. Using collage I contrasted colours, textures, and dimensions to develop vibrant and surreal composite images: reconfiguring the reality of an assortment of images to infer disjointed, uncanny narratives. Upwey High School

Brianna Pettenuzzo
Brianna Pettenuzzo

Using the media of textiles, the theme of Humanity, the human race, the qualities that make us human is analysed in the perspective of man's humanity; driven by the aesthetic appreciation of a woman’s body; elements of a women’s shape and curve, the texture of her skin and the perfect alignment of her features. Mater Christi College

Caitlin Liston
Caitlin Liston

This year, I decided that I wanted my art to tell a story. A narrative that you could get lost in, the same way I get lost within the stories of others. When I was younger I wanted to be an author, and even though I draw now much more than I write, my interest in the creation and development of characters, stories, and worlds hasn’t changed; only the medium through which I express my ideas. Emerald Secondary College

Aleasha Garnham
Aleasha Garnham

My theme was myself. I wanted challenge the boundaries of self-expression through the use of ceramics, to create pieces that represented me, my emotions and my story. Based on negative emotion, these hearts depict different depths of decay through the colour and the shape of the hearts. They represent my personal struggle with empty relationships, but I would like others to look past my story so they can create their own connection to the pieces. Emerald Secondary College

Emily Horan
Emily Horan

My work explores how equality and feminism are viewed by the media and individuals. My ideas were formed through my experiences growing up exposed to the inequality of the sexes. This is a series of 6 polyester prints of human figures in romantic positions, the figures are faceless so they can't be connected to a gender as love doesn't discriminate against genders. Upwey High School

Jessica Ready
Jessica Ready

I am particularly fond with drawing the human face as well as the dark and gruesome side of art. I am intrigued with really depressing and morbid subject matters and I hope to see more in the future. I decided to mix them together and create a portrait of Shaelie to represent an Asylum patient. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Grace Watson
Grace Watson

Inspired by the vivid regrowth sprouting forth after the destruction of 2009, Black Saturday bushfires, my artwork is an ode to the hope of renewal. Despite the lifelessness that seemed to scar the landscape after the fires tore though, the strength of new revival shone as a dominant sign of hope and resilience, which paved the way for new life to begin. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Hayley Curtis
Hayley Curtis

The theme that formed the basis of my artwork was conformity. A series of photographs were taken depicting the garment that I created. To emphasise the angular qualities of the garment, photographs were taken from many points of view. To create interesting and complex compositions which play with these angles, I layered two copies of each photograph one printed on 210gsm gloss paper and one on acetate plastic, slightly off setting each layer. Mater Christi Colege

Juzzlyn Perry-Dubbeld
Juzzlyn Perry-Dubbeld

Faces inspire me, colour excites me, the way different emotions are expressed on every individuals face astonishes me. Everywhere I go I search for faces, faces that I recognise, sometimes a strangers expressions, I try to imagine the story hides within. I admire colour and its various pigments that can be seen everywhere you look. From this obsession of mine I have created these works in which I aim to inspire you to think of the hidden stories within. Mountain District Christian School

Joel Lewis-James
Joel Lewis-James

In my two artworks, I intended to create two landscapes that represent the feelings associated with being in an unfamiliar and intimidating place, and those associated with somewhere more comfortable and inviting. I sought to achieve this through the use of extreme perspective and colours to represent these feelings, along with other expressive techniques. I chose to use a digital art program so that I could freely experiment with these techniques. Sherbrooke Community School

Olivia Peele
Olivia Peele

Olivia Peele is an 18-year-old Melbourne based artist who is passionate about human interactions and social inequalities. From recent trips to remote areas of Fiji and Cambodia, Olivia witnessed injustices and realised the importance of highlighting people’s lives and memories. With a strong interest in sculpture, installation and photography Olivia has utilised these mediums to represent her concepts. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Patricia Summers
Patricia Summers

I believe rhythm constantly surrounds us. Rhythm is the habits and comfort in our day-to-day lives, and can be both helpful and destructive. The artwork considers how rhythm creates a path for our life, the way dye forges a path through water, only moving forward based on the past, influenced by its surrounding. The path of dye is contained within the cube, as we are similarly contained by our own limitations. Mater Christi College

Madison Cox
Madison Cox

My two artworks work hand in hand to reflect the harsh and emotional issues of addiction with alcohol and drug use. I have used a female figure to visually represent hallucinations and abstract colours and patterns to mask the effects of the illicit drug LSD, I then used a strong male figure to show the deforming effects of alcohol abuse. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Nathan Graham
Nathan Graham

My aim this year was to create an interesting world set in a dystopian society that showed the strength and resilience of the people living under the rule of an oppressive regime. The overall idea was to show the strength of the human spirit and how our lives are affected depending on how we react in the presence of an adversity. Emerald Secondary College

Oscar Cousins
Oscar Cousins

My name is Oscar Cousins, I'm 18- and I'm a freak. Also, I'm talented. I can draw, act, sing... I can't dance. But I can do a flip... ok, that's a lie, flips are hard. My artworks are exhibiting my illustration skills, and humour. Hopefully you'll be seeing more of me in the future, because IM PRETTY GREAT...ok, I'm starting to sound like a jerk- I'm a good guy I swear. Please, love me. And please, if you like what you see, hit-me up if you want more art out of my butt. Upwey High School

Sam Walters
Sam Walters

Bursts are spontaneous and they are beautiful, whether they are fireworks, flowers, confetti, balloons or emotions. I believe that bursts occur within humans, and our environment so I explored humans, nature, and human nature within the theme of 'Burst'. My artwork displays how people and the environment are both able to continue to repair and grow despite all the hardships faced. The gradual growth of the petals featured in my work inspired the title 'Burst into Bloom’. Mater Christi College

Shania Turner
Shania Turner

My works have focused around the theme of 'more than just a pretty face' and are intended to highlight the beauty in everyone. They reflect the uniqueness of individuals and their stories, including the people that make them who they are. Family and friends impact lives and help develop a person into themselves. I believe individuality brings so much variety to the world, offering a range of beautiful attributes. Mountain District Christian School

Shaelie Thurlow
Shaelie Thurlow

The way in which minds interact with one another as individuals and collectives based on perception and perspective really fascinates me and promoted me to express the relationships we have with the variables that influence these behaviours in my art. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Shayle de Bolster
Shayle de Bolster

My work represents the idea of balance point. This installation depicts a view of ‘us’, created by social mores and expectations, and how we are able to balance who we are with the expectations created by the media and our peers. The exterior represents the manipulation of society in our lives, dulling the interior, representing the life and accomplishments we possess. Mater Christi College

Stacey Nesnas
Stacey Nesnas

My theme was the Power of Love. Since childhood, romance has always been a large part of my life which is why I wanted to incorporate it into my artworks. In addition to that, I also value loyalty which is why the two artworks represent fighting and protecting your loved ones. I chose to make a sword and a suit of armour because it was different, which is something I pride myself on being as a person. Mater Christi College

Suzanna Hagen
Suzanna Hagen

My artworks represent the whimsical. I wanted to create a mood of playfulness and happiness in my artwork. The canvas painting and cake both link whimsical together in their designs and are unique in their own way. The canvas painting is a vibrant and uplifting landscape that makes you want to be in that world, and the cake represents whimsy in a quirky, playful 3D form. I'm passionate about creating colourful fun art that catches the viewers’ attention. Belgrave Heights Christian School

Tearnha Porteous
Tearnha Porteous

The inspiration to produce my two artworks was a photo of our school blossom tree. I began to wonder how interesting it would be to capture the changing seasons of the blossom tree. The two artworks are in correlation; one watching, photographing changes of colour in the leaves and the other a recreation, my artistic interpretation of the blossom tree. Mater Christi College

Tash Hansell
Tash Hansell

This artwork incorporates the theme of reincarnation through the lens of the belief that if you do good in one life, you should be reincarnated into something bright. This is reflected through artwork 1 and the black and white colours of the images being reincarnated into different shapes and forms in bright colours. Mater Christi College

Savannah Westgate
Savannah Westgate

Being bisexual myself, I have experienced discrimination, and LGBT+ rights is an important issue. I explore the psychology of the instinct to reject things that are “abnormal”. I encapsulated something that intrinsically upsets, therefore opening the minds to those who are acquiescent. I used an alternative interpretation of this by making my characters humanoid/hybrid creatures, creating a foreign and bizarre relationship, thus forbidden love is my theme. Emerald Secondary College

 

Belgrave Heights Christian School        

Emerald Secondary College                  

Mater Christi College

 

 

Mountain District Christian School

Sherbrooke Community School

Upwey High School

17 Feb -
19 March

BURRINJA GALLERY