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Senior art students with artist Shaun Gladwell
​Senior art students with artist Shaun Gladwell

Some of our Senior Art students were offered incredible opportunities to work with internationally renowned Artists through our links with UQ and QUT. Only a select group of schools was fortunate enough to be involved.

Ten Mansfield High students worked with Scupltor Lindy Ivimey at UQ and five with Film Artist Shaun Gladwell at QUT. Gladwell’s recent exhibition came from his commission by the Australian War Memorial, where he spent time with troops in Afghanistan as an official war artist.

The students worked in groups to produce their own film work that will be displayed at QUT Creative Industries later in the year. We’ve had a very eventful term 1 and expect more of the same from Term 2 for Arts students at Mansfield.

In all of the Arts we believe engaging with the contemporary Arts community is essential to our students’ experiences in their subjects – be that Dance, Drama, Film or Art. In many cases we design assessment around these experiences.

All of our Visual Art students in Years 9 to 12 attended The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) at GOMA and the Queensland Art Gallery. The APT is the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. The students engaged with some incredible artworks. Some of their favourites were a gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that wound 53 metres across the Watermall and a Vietnamese work that featured hundreds of tiny glass animals in the form of a vast migration.​