Posted on 07 June, 2024

Darwin High School Shines at the Darwin Street Art Festival

Darwin High School Shines at the Darwin Street Art Festival

On Friday, May 24, seventeen of our talented art students from Years 10, 11, and 12 were selected to participate in the prestigious Darwin Street Art Festival. This opportunity came after the students were invited to submit expressions of interest, and from the pool of applicants, seventeen were chosen to showcase their creativity and skills.

Guided by their dedicated teachers, Miss Polly and Miss Jemima, the students collaborated on a remarkable pop-up wall installation titled "Natures' Metamorphosis." This vibrant and thought-provoking piece is proudly displayed in the beautiful George Brown Botanical Gardens. The piece is an exploration of the transition from childhood play and the embrace of nature to the pervasive influence of technology in our lives. In this work students delve into the juxtaposition between the care free outdoor days of the past. and the contemporary era dominated by screens and virtual realities. Students hope to spark a conversation and inspire people to get back outside.

Darwin High School was the only school group to participate in this year's Darwin Street Art Festival, which featured over 30 artists from across Australia and internationally. This unique opportunity allowed our students to work alongside established artists and gain invaluable experience in the field of street art.

Adding to the excitement, two of our former students, Charlotte Chen and Ifa Shiddiq, also had their own pop-up walls and displays in Darwin Mall at the festival. Their success continues to inspire the next generation of artists at our school, highlighting the incredible talent that thrives within our community.

The Darwin Street Art Festival, known for its commitment to fostering emerging artists, praised the involvement of our students. "This is the future of art. We are committed to creating pathways for emerging artists," the festival organizers stated.

We are immensely proud of our students for their hard work, creativity, and dedication. Their participation in the Darwin Street Art Festival not only showcased their artistic talents but also provided them with a fantastic opportunity to express themselves and engage with the wider art community.

Congratulations to all DHS students Booke Barnden, Bitla Harini, Lili Dawes, David Dela Vega-Dela Pena, Hala Etaywe, Isabella Fava, Jessica Hardwick, Maharani Hirschausen, Laura Hutchinson, Ella Lines, Ieshah Murphy, Jarvis Musgrave, Jamie Procter, Moses Saunders, Mauliyatul Shiddiq, Chelsea Thompson and Lucy Tinnapple. A HUGE thank you to Miss Polly and Miss Jemima for their unwavering support and guidance. We look forward to seeing the continued growth and success of our young artists.

Photo credit: Charlie Bliss Creative

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