Art Work and Awards
The Outdoor Mosaic Couch Sculpture
This outdoor mosaic couch sculpture was created by students in Year 8 during Term 4 of 2013, in an ‘Op Art’ style that is displayed within the College grounds as a permanent artwork. Each student contributed to the construction and design of the frame that was initially stripped back and disassembled, built up with timber and fibre glassed. In focus groups, they designed contrasting patterns for each surface. These patterns were transferred onto the couch that was mosaicked with black and white tiles, reflecting the illusionistic work of focus artist Bridget Riley.
This artwork was selected as the feature artwork on the Federation Square website for their Federation Story.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
We endeavour to have an artist in residence for each school (Junior, Middle and Senior) per year. The Artist in Residence Program brings innovative artists working in diverse media to the college for term-long residencies to facilitate the production of new work, give the Covenant community insight into the process of production, and recognise the importance of the fine arts in the wider community. Each artist provides students with a unique learning experience outside of the classroom.
2014 Jill Shallass – Artist/Painter & Gallerist/Proprietor of Wintergarden
2014 Joshua de Hoog – Artist/Photographer
2013 Laura Bracken-Dredge – Paste-up artist/Illustrator
2013 Claire Sunderland – Ceramic Artist & Educator
2013 Lianne Gough – Artist/Painter
2012 Cinnamon Stephens STUDIO 66 - Creative metalwork artist
2012 Jacinta Leitch – Fine Arts/Limestone Sculptor
2014 1st place, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Art Exhibition, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Erin King, Year 9.
2014 2nd place, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Art Exhibition, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Tess Gebert Year 9.
2014 3rd place, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Art Exhibition, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Elizabeth Jackson Year 9.
2014 Peoples Choice Award, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Art Exhibition, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Megan Saunders, Year 9.
2014 1st place, Grade 1-3, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Tom McDougall
2014 1st place, Cavalier Arts Prize, Courthouse ARTS Prize, Year 7-9, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Cinnamon Kingsland
2014 Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Chloe Krivan - featured artwork for promotions and advertising
2013 1st place, Courthouse ARTS Prize, Year 7-9, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Chloe Krivan
2013 1st place, Cavalier Arts Prize, Year 1-3, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Tom McDougall
2013 Shortlisting for Top Arts, Helen Demetriou
2013 1st place, Grade 2, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Tom McDougall
2013 1st place, Year 9, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Chloe Krivan
2012 Geelong Art Society – Highly Commended, ‘I.am.mail’ Joshua de Hoog
2012 Geelong Art Society – Bruno Callori Encouragement Award (Emerging Artist Award), ‘I.am.mail’ Joshua de Hoog
2012 Geelong Art Society – Most Outstanding Exhibit Award – ‘Phoenix’. Jacob Plumridge
2012 Arthur Reed Photography Prize, Year 10-12, Who’s Who Portrait Prize, Tyrone Smith
"I am Mail" Josh de Hoog
Details from the work
‘Phoenix’ Film Still, Jacob Plumridge.
The film is about the pressures that society puts on youth.
Top Arts is an annual exhibition that displays exemplary works by students who have completed Art and/or Studio Arts Studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in the previous year. It is one of the most popular annual exhibitions held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
In 2013 Covenant College celebrated its first shortlisting in this prestigious exhibition; Helen Demetriou, for her incredible illustrated narrative relating to her local hometown of Lara. Demetriou was inspired by artist’s May Gibbs and the career and botanical work of Beatrix Potter.