CANVAS OF LIFE
“I wanted the viewer to consider the notion of originality and whether technology has rendered copyright incongruous.” Copyright 2015 (oil and digital print on canvas; 166.5x140.5 cm) by Robyn McCoy, of St Stephen’s School Carramar. Landsdale’s Eden Rehling painted Permanence while at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, which she described as a photo-realistic painted interior.
“A minimalistic greyscale bed, scrunched from use and in a state of emptiness, resides dominantly on my canvas,” she said.
“A bed in an abject state, is so open to interpretation and invites analysis but can never be unreservedly classified.
“Creating an artwork that had the power to imbue an everyday interior landscape with such loaded and yet indefinite meaning was a challenge I set for myself this semester.
“Beds are so permeated with personal significance, the viewer’s context undoubtedly influences their experiences of my work and will af- fect the emotions they feel seeing the image.
“My painting and its title is challenging to viewers because it doesn’t present a fixed meaning or one point of view on a subject but rather has many possible conclusions that can be drawn.” Ocean Reef’s Jacob Sewell created The art of music video while at Prendiville Catholic College.
“My piece is a video recording of me playing the drum kit using brushes; I gather the paint as I drum and scatter the colours,” he said.
“The overarching theme of my work is how important music is in my life and how, no matter what I do, music has an impact.
“Masks and the coloured paint symbolise my different moods while I play.”
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The art of music 2015 (digital video; duration: 3:33 minutes) by Jacob Sewell, of Prendiville Catholic College.
Permanence 2015 (oil on canvas; 101x76cm) by Eden Rehling of John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School.