Season of Excellence a showcase of talent


Famous French artist Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” Toorak College’s Season of Excellence evening showcases the outstanding talents and achievements of its VCE students across the Arts; celebrating both creativity and courage.

Toorak has an extensive Arts program comprising Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Art, Media, Product Design and Technology, Drama and Music Performance. The Performing Arts program embraces VCE Drama, with pathways underway for girls to study VCE Dance in the very near future.

“Studying Drama and gaining the knowledge and practical skills in performance has helped me in so many ways, especially in building confidence and in public speaking,” says Year 11 student, Hannah.  “At the Season of Excellence evening, I will be performing my Unit 4 VCE Drama solo as preparation for my final performance later in the year. After school I hope to study theatre at University and continue performing.”

For passionate music students, Music Performance allows girls who have been learning an instrument, including Voice, as part of the co-curricular program to use their talents in a VCE subject. Toorak Collegians, Jessica Wu (TC’14) an accomplished pianist, and Jessica Baker (TC’15) equally talented on the flute, are two examples of gifted musicians who were able to use their passion for music studying the subject they loved. Season of Excellence guests can enjoy musical performances from students of this year’s VCE Music Performance class.

The evening will also highlight the final pieces from the Visual Arts and Technology subjects, including Sculpture, Installation, Photography, Film, Garments, Designs, Drawings, Paintings, Conceptual, Traditional, Ceramic, Digital, Darkroom experiments and more. This year’s Art Prefect Sophie Fairbridge used her talent for Fashion Design in 2016 to make a strong statement about environmental responsibility with her Great Barrier Reef design. “Its purpose was to show people the beauty of the magnificent reef so they would want to help save it,” Sophie says. Her garment was selected to be part of the Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.

Toorak College warmly invites you to attend its VCE Season of Excellence evening on Wednesday, September 20, from 4.30-7.30pm. Toorak looks forward to sharing the works and passion of the next generation of artists with you.

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