New Beginnings Exhibition 2017
New Beginnings, this year’s showcase of artworks by students of PLC Sydney’s Transition Program, opened on Wednesday 30 August at The Croydon’s Corridor Gallery Space. Mr Mark Hetherington Adelaide Perry Gallery Curator, and the girls’ Visual Arts teacher began the official proceedings by acknowledging the fine accomplishments all the girls have made in their Visual Arts studies this year. Quoting Emile Zola he summarised the group’s level of enthusiasm for the subject this year:
'If you asked me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.'
Mr Hetherington then made special mention of the achievements of three students this year, presenting certificates to Guilia Pomare, Laurette Bechara and Sarah Younger. Mr Hetherington thanked Ms Cathee McCallum, Mrs Nicole Kotsis, Ms Isabella Hayek and Mrs Rachelle Underwood of the Education Support Services Faculty for their assistance in coordinating the classes.
Students Lauren Webber and Brigid Hallion then addressed the crowd on behalf of their class, extending a warm welcome to Dr Burgis and the girls’ friends and family in attendance. The pair spoke of the enjoyment to be had working in Mr Hetherington’s classroom and thanked the Croydon Staff for their support during the year. They then made a special presentation of thanks to Victoria Hu of Year 12, who has assisted the girls in class this year, congratulating Victoria on her recently submitted HSC Visual Arts Body of Work, stating it had been greatly admired by the entire class.
The exhibition is located in Adelaide Perry Gallery’s Corridor Space and continues weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm until 8 September.
Image (from left): Giulia Pomare (Transition Class), Victoria Hu (Year 12), Laurette Bechara (Transition Class), Mr Mark Hetherington and Sarah Younger (Transition Class) at the opening of New Beginnings 2017.