On Tuesday 22 March a group of Art Students who were involved in the Mary MacKillop College Art Exhibition at the Catholic Education Office attended the Exhibition Launch along with Kath McGuigan and myself. It was a wonderful event where their Still Life work was celebrated as it decorated the walls of the Catholic Education Office.
Mr Bruno Vieceli (Assistant Director, Religious Identity & Leading Learning at CESA) and Carolyn Slater (Executive Assistant to the Director) who organised this event welcomed us as well as members of CESA who were also there to celebrate the successes of our Art students.
Mr Vieceli’s speech was inspiring as he opened our minds to the world of Paul Cezanne and his importance of Still life and creativity in the realm of art and art history. He quoted Cezanne who famously said, “With an apple I will astonish Paris.” This quote reminds us that in the ordinary, we can make the extraordinary. Our students achieve imagery that is inspiring and moving.
Mr Vieceli also mentioned that, “This exhibition can be viewed as an invitation to reflect on the beauty of everyday objects, reflection that is made even richer by the presence of the young artists today. I commend to you the work of these young artists who through their works invite us into their exploration of the beauty and wonder of the ordinary and the everyday.”
We extend our thanks to the Catholic Education Office for the opportunity to display student artwork for the community to enjoy and to recognise and celebrate this wonderful collection of artwork from our MacKillop girls.
Linda Di Blasio