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16 Jun 2016
Archibald prize finalist Julian Meagher gave Year 11 Visual Art students the unique opportunity to sit under his tutorship at Wenona last Term.
In Florence in his early 20s, the now multi-time Archibald finalist and twice-winner of the Doug Moran prize for portraiture, trained in traditional oil portraiture.
By focusing on the traditional technique, Meagher helped students understand and apply the style. He urged them to consider how oil painting can be used in contemporary practice, something he has continued to do throughout his work.
The girls have since created stunning artworks with oils.
Last Thursday, Senior students from Wenona and Monte attended a presentation from world-leading University of the Arts London (UAL) to learn how to develop a successful portfolio.
It’s not every day you meet a bona fide collector and supporter of contemporary art. But our Year 11 Visual Arts students were lucky to meet John Kaldor AO on their recent excursion.
In the July holidays, 38 Creative Arts students from Years 10 and 11 headed off to Amsterdam, Paris and New York, accompanied by Ms Jalili, Ms McNally, Mr Newall and Ms Carson.