Caitlin Xavier
Caitlin Xavier

The focus behind my artwork is how the trauma and adversity faced by an individual during their past can change their present and future, and ultimately the very people they grow to be. Oxley Christian College

BritneyJennings
BritneyJennings

Survival is a constant feature in my life and something that I have a deep personal connection to. I have explored survival through a human connection using myself as the subject and in a physical and natural form to show that wherever we go it is a constant presence around us and we cannot escape it. Lilydale Heights College

Ella Herbig
Ella Herbig

Throughout my life I have experienced what it is like to not be ‘normal’. My aspiration for all three artworks submitted to Creative Showcase is to create mono scenic narratives about conformity; exploring notions of difference and what that means in a society that generally feels compelled to conform to societal norms. Billanook College

Alistair Marshall
Alistair Marshall

My work explores the theme of animals and the world that we share. I am questioning how we perceive animals in both literal and non-literal forms. Animals are a source of great strength, power and intelligence and are linked to us in more ways than we can imagine. Lilydale Heights College

Arani Gin
Arani Gin

My works revolve around the idea of age and time, where time seems to pass so quickly that we don’t always seem to notice how we’ve much we’ve grown and changed. This was inspired by my mother who has drastically changed through these last few years, her struggle as she battled her cancer and the repercussions afterwards. Oxley College

Emmerson Daniels
Emmerson Daniels

Uniformity is the state of identical correspondence and in my theme’s context relates to the overall similarity and lack of variation that is evident in everyday life. I observed the similarities amongst people and a lack of individuality. People feel the inability to express them due to the fear of being judged for being different, but in reality, uniformity breeds mediocrity which leads to failure. Mount Lilydale Mercy College

Jaclyn Ritchie
Jaclyn Ritchie

Completing year 12 art with the theme ‘Anatomy’ has been really enjoyable and challenging. My final pieces this year range from the exploration of the internal organs to the beginning of life itself. I hope my art can change people in the way of good, I hope I can get them to see the beauty of creativity. Upper Yarra Secondary College

Jayden Lawry
Jayden Lawry

‘Intimate Sequence of Magic’ is a Vanitas inspired work which heavily links to my magic (growing up in a family of performers and magicians while developing a passion for the art form myself) and magic as a complex deceptive medium within our culture and of the past. Every object finds its own meaning within its close borders. Billanook College

Jazzy Nebauer
Jazzy Nebauer

My theme is The Temperaments. Consisting of four personality types: Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. I have created two artworks that I'm most passionate about that reflect my theme in two individually different ways! Upper Yarra Steiner School

Jessica Trembath
Jessica Trembath

During 2017 I have completed 4 units of Studio Arts and Art and made 3 bodies of work across the year. I enjoy working in textiles and 3D forms as I like being creative and expressing my ideas in a sculptural and larger way than on paper. Billanook College

Kimberly Buttress
Kimberly Buttress

My artworks explore the theme of grief and loss in varying stages. I have incorporated my own personal experiences and included any viewers to participate. I was able to accept my own position and extend it out to others to show that we all experience grief and loss. Lilydale Heights College

Miya Li
Miya Li

I wanted to express the different stages of life through these collages. I used the elements of vivid colour and positive and negative shapes throughout this artwork to show the profound connection that we all have with the journey of life. Lilydale Heights College

Paris Jarvis
Paris Jarvis

My artwork is about abuse, both physically and mentally on the victim who receives it. I wanted to create a piece that has both beauty and abuse in it to catch the eyes of the audience but then realize the disturbing meaning behind it. Upper Yarra Secondary College

Nicole Hegedus
Nicole Hegedus

I have delved into the idea of biodiversity, focusing on the degradation of ecosystems, species and life through the impacts of human kind. I wanted to create something with an exterior of great beauty, but a darker truth within. Something that will evoke thought and consideration among viewers. Billanook College

Ruby Lynton
Ruby Lynton

This artwork is focused on utopian and dystopian realities as well as dreaming. The female mannequin has images of war, which represent the destruction of the human race reflecting a dystopian society. The male mannequin has a blue gradient going from each end of the torso. Billanook College

Ruth Ong
Ruth Ong

Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things are six steps away from each other. The figures are placed with their backs towards each other, representing distance and disconnection with each other, the common medium of wire and close nature in which they are arranged allude to their connection and similarity. Oxley Christian College

Sylvia Marshall
Sylvia Marshall

Experimenting in ideas of abstraction inspired by natural and architectural features, I followed my chosen concept of sequence to create a series of works – or objects as I call them, all connected by the binding curves running through formations or the use of tone and materials. Oxley College

Nellie Balfour
Nellie Balfour

A blank face can hide many emotions within, not revealed because of the powerless feeling brought down by others. This image demonstrates different aspects of whom we are, that we hide. Oxley College

Tahlia Hayes
Tahlia Hayes

This work is based on Ritual. We as humans rule our lives with rituals and habits. They are the processes that bring us comfort and familiarity and a sense of order to our lives. Although fundamental they can remain private and can be looked over. Mount Lilydale Mercy College

Nathan Crowe
Nathan Crowe

This series of nine prints are meant to reflect on the duality between light and dark, good and evil and how each are needed to give clarity and definition. The series sees heavy inspiration from 'Rorschach Tests' and was created through the use of ink, transparent paper, a projector and a backdrop. Lilydale Heights College

Avalon Waterfall
Avalon Waterfall

This series of artworks represents the four common archetypes found in fairytales and folklore: the Villain, the Ruler, the Mystic, and the Victim. They are found within the stories of our childhood in many forms, yet they are always there, whether in the form of an animal or many aspects of the self. Little Yarra Steiner School

Xiann Smtih
Xiann Smtih

I am a student from Upper Yarra Secondary College. I studied Studio Art Unit 3+4 this year and created artworks throughout this year. I've always loved art and may have a career path related to art. Upper Yarra Secondary College

 

Billanook College

Little Yarra Steiner School

Lilydale Heights College

 

 

Oxley College

Upper Yarra Secondary College

Mount Lilydale Mercy College

RED EARTH GALLERY

15 Feb -
17 March