Creative Arts Festival wows Hobart

Thank you to our students, staff, parents, friends and Old Scholars who attended the launch of our 2018 Creative Arts Festival at the Long Gallery on Wednesday evening.

Student art works are looking wonderful and the collaborative class pieces are particularly striking. It was wonderful to see our youngest friends who attend our Launch into Learning program being a part of this year’s festival with their own collaborative mixed media piece and individual self-portraits.

The diversity and quality of student work exhibited at the Long Gallery is to be commended. It was fabulous watching students admire their own work and the work of other students in the exhibition. There was a great atmosphere in the gallery and a sense of appreciation and celebration of art making.

Congratulations to our Choir, Flute Ensemble, Concert Band and Taiko drummers for their wonderful contributions to the launch. We were also fortunate to have the generous presence of Australian playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, an inspiring guest speaker who launched the festival.

The talent of Dominic students was further on show last night at the opening of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing. Our senior Drama students were amazing as they took to the stage in the Peacock Theatre with great confidence and skill, thoroughly captivating and entertaining their audience.

Sustaining commitment, deep focus and high standards in a team ensemble under the spotlight and enticing an audience to another time and place is part of mastery learning in drama and theatre. I highly commend our students in this production for role modelling excellence in their learning in the Creative Arts..

Ms Beth Gilligan - Dominic College Principal