Arts Extravaganza at Swan Christian College

Found in: School News | Published on: 01 August 2016

The outstanding work of the hard working and talented students at Swan Christian College was exhibited at the 2016 Arts Exhibition and Showcase. For the first time, the event was split over two nights with Monday September 12th dedicated to an Arts Exhibition and Media screening, and Thursday September 15th giving Yr 11 and 12 Drama, Music and Dance students the chance to perform pieces they have been rehearsing this year. 

Media and Visual Arts Exhibition (produced by Simon James)

The media and visual arts event showcased the work of Year 9-12 Art classes and the major art pieces created by the Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts students.

Early in the evening, arts students were presented with Arts awards in recognition of their skill and hard work. Music videos by the Year 11 Media Production Analysis students were displayed in the media rooms and later in the evening attendees were able to view the Arts Films made by Year 12 Media Production and Analysis students in the Maali Mia Theater.

Junior School art was exhibited in the foyer, showcasing the artwork by students from Kindy to Year 6 and providing an insight into the artistic journey and growth of students at Swan Christian College as they develop creative skills from Kindy, all the way to Year 12.

Throughout the night, the Year 12 Hospitality students catered for the guests by serving delicious canapés and drinks. Attendees were also able to vote for their favourites with People’s Choice Awards presented. Congratulations to Eli Foster and Hannah Bisset for winning Best Film, and Spiro Williams for Best Artwork, which was the drawing of the lion featured on the Exhibition poster.

Arts bring people together because in personal expression, there is a shared experience and interconnectedness.

Jennifer Mudhan, Head of Arts


Performing Arts Showcase (Produced by Jennifer Mudhan)

The showcase on Thursday 15th of September was a wonderful example of students' and teachers' talents in dance, music and drama.

Pieces from classical Greek theatre, modern Australian productions as well as original monologues were presented by the Year 12 Drama students. Not only was this night an opportunity to showcase the talent of the students at Swan Christian College, it was also an opportunity for the Year 12 Drama students to rehearse their work in preparation for their final Drama Practical Exam.

Year 11 Drama students presented an excerpt from the scripted production of Girl Who Cried Wolf, which they had performed earlier in the semester. Year 11 Music students each played a piece from opera to funk, rock to Balinese music, on a range of instruments including the piano, drum, cello and flute. The breadth of genres kept the audience captivated and awed at their vast abilities.

Students from Year 7-12 displayed a dance performance which showed their skills in contemporary, musical theatre, ballet and hip-hop. The Year 10 dance class also performed the dance they entered in to the Youth on Health Competition (YOH FEST) which aligns with this year’s theme of 'resilience'.

Younger students were inspired by the high standard of work in the Arts at Swan, and the parents of these hard working students were at last able to enjoy the finished pieces, after their child’s hours of rehearsals at home.

The 2016 Arts Exhibition and Showcase was once again an enormous success and received an immensely positive response from both the audience and the participants!