St Paul's News

Fourth consecutive year VCE Season of Excellence for a St Paul’s student

Date: March 20, 2017

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For the fourth consecutive year, a student from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School has been accepted into the VCE Season of Excellence.

Year 12 student, Maggie Hamilton, has been accepted into the 2017 Top Arts exhibition for her work in VCE Studio Arts Units 3/4 while she was in Year 11.

Top Arts is part of a larger annual exhibition the VCE Season of Excellence, which showcases the top work from VCE students across all of Victoria.

Top Arts opened Friday 24 March at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne and will run until Sunday 16 July 2017 and is an exhibition of outstanding work in photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, film and printmaking produced by VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students.

Maggie was selected from over 2500 applicants to display her work in this student exhibition and her work, titled ‘Grit girls’, is a series of photographs showcasing girls who ride motorbikes.

Maggie’s work was inspired by girls who rode motorbikes. “My artworks reflect my concept of celebrating and showcasing girls who ride motorbikes. Aimed at encouraging more girls to ride, my works capture the women I’ve met throughout the year and found myself inspired by. Throughout the course of the year I met and befriended many girl riders who were always more than willing to get out on the track. This highlighted that although a niche demographic, female riders are a growing one. The goal of the folio had always been to celebrate this, and I found myself personally inspired by these girls – some of which who will be lifelong friends.”