11th Annual Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 19 September 2015, Sheldon College will present the 11th Arts Academy Awards at the Sheldon Event Centre. This prestigious event recognises the best of Sheldon College student works across all Senior College art forms and will again feature the award ceremony for the student nominees from Visual Art, Music, Vocal Studies, Acting, Dance and Film and Television. We invite you to ‘dress to impress’ in your best evening wear and join us for a night of food, celebration and entertainment as we present our outstanding performances and congratulate the great work of our artists. 


The evening will begin with doors opening at 6pm in the Sheldon Event Centre where you will enjoy drinks on arrival and a selection of ‘Mini Entrée Appetisers’ as our 2015 Award Nominees arrive via the Red Carpet Catwalk. At 6.45pm the Middle & Senior College Cultural & ASTA Professionals Award will be presented before the main meal is served at 7pm. Enjoy the delicious food whilst our 'Year in Review' montage will feature on the large media screen. The official Award Ceremony will begin at 8.15pm and the delectable final dessert course will be served to you at 9.15pm before the show interval. The Award Ceremony will conclude at 11pm when we will hand over the microphones to our very own ‘Soul Band’. We encourage you to ‘put on your dancing shoes’ and enjoy the live after-show entertainment until late.


Selection of Mini Entrée Appetisers
Gourmet Mini Pies
King Prawn Thai Green Curry Wrap
Mini Beef & Caramelised Onion Slider
Chorizo & Mozzarella Involtini
Semi-Dried Tomato & Pesto Cream Cheese Roulade (V)
Indian Pakoras with Mint Yoghurt (V, DF, GF)
Grilled Vegetable & Basil Tart (V, GF)

Table ‘Grazing Style’ Main Course
Beef Eye Fillet Medallion with Red Wine Jus (GF, DF)
Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with Mushroom Ragout (GF)
Golden Baked Potato Gratin (GF)
Selection of Oven Roasted Vegetables (GF, DF)
Vegetarian option:
Grilled Eggplant Stack with Marinated Vegetables
Chick Peas and Tomato Coulis (V, DF, GF)

Dessert Cake
'A Duet of White and Dark Chocolate'
Rich Flourless Dark Chocolate Jaffa (GF)
Caramel White Chocolate Caramel Mud Cake
Allergy option:
Carved Seasonal Fruit Plate

Beverages & Bar
We will be providing drinks on arrival from 6pm to 6.30pm. Each table will also be set with a bottle of red and white wine plus soft drinks. The bar will be serving from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and will be operating as a cashless outlet. Beverages can only be purchased using ‘Drink Tickets’ that can be pre-purchased from the Finance Office. On the evening there will be a cashier located in the SEC Foyer where drinks tickets can be purchased using cash or EFTPOS.


Tickets are $99.00 per person and will go on general sale on Monday 7 September from the Sheldon College Finance Office. Please call (07) 3206 5554 for further information regarding ticketing.

We would once again like to congratulate all of our Arts Academy Award Nominees. 


ASTA Visual Art Exhibition 2015

The Interactive Learning Space in the LINQ Precinct played host to the annual ASTA Visual Art Exhibition on Wednesday evening. A very large group of students, parents, grandparents, friends and staff viewed a wide and varied range of wonderful artworks. The exhibition featured works created by students from Year 2 to 12 under the tutelage of Ms Tameka Waller and Ms Trish Allan in the Junior Art Workshops (JAWS), Mr Chris Lambert in the Middle College Visual Art Studios (MCVAS) and Mrs Robyn Foster, Mr Vito Manfredi and Mr Chris Lambert in the ASTA Professionals Program.

Congratulations to all students who were involved in the exhibition.


Visual Art Mobile Muster

Year 8 and 10 Visual Art students have created a diptych (two panel) installation incorporating 215 old mobile phones as part of the 2015 Mobile Muster and World Environment Day. Students in Year 8 installed the artwork on Monday 1 June in the Queensland Museum INVENTory space. 

The installation was facilitated by Beck Davis and Paul Bardini of Griffith University’s Design Futures who engaged students in a design brief from Mobile Muster. Students were led through a design-thinking process to generate an artwork to raise awareness about mobile phone recycling. Mobile Muster is an annual initiative that aims to encourage the public to recycle their old mobile phones. Ms Larissa Shashkof from Mobile Muster said, “Each phone represents 10 000 of the estimated 2,158,755 million old mobile phones being hoarded in cupboards and drawers throughout Queensland.” 

Visual Art teachers Mrs Cathy Sculley and Mr Josh Hanek also guided students to include a message about how mobiles have impacted on people, the environment and society. The boards feature a skull and a map of the world constructed from the cases and insides of old mobile phones.

The diptych will remain in the INVENTory at the Queensland Museum for a week to include World Environment Day Friday 5 June.

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Visual Art WW1 Commemorative Art Project

In 2014 we marked the Centenary of the beginning of World War 1 and in 2015 the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing. To commemorate the Centenary of World War 1 and allow for discussion and reflection as to what this historical event means to current generations, a collaborative art project was undertaken between students in Australia, England and Germany.

ASTA Visual Art tutor Robyn Foster instigated and co‑ordinated Australia’s involvement. Senior ASTA Professionals students were invited to participate in two international projects, as well as a local student exhibition. The projects undertaken aimed to create cross‑cultural dialogue and avenues of exchange for young adults through research and visual art.

The students were asked to research different aspects of Australia’s involvement in World War 1; the relevance of Australia’s dynamic cultural relationship with the legend of the ANZAC and how these things have influenced and changed Australia over the ensuing century. They were then to make editions of small works in a chosen medium, to communicate an Australian youth’s point of view. The students in England and Germany also made editioned artworks which they forwarded to Australia.

The combined artworks were exhibited during December 2014 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northern England, at Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops and Studio; in Lauenberg, Germany at a symposium and in Kiel, Germany in a World War I bunker, initiated by the Lauenberg Native and Historical Society and Lauenberg Arts Association, whilst the Australian artworks were part of a display of youth artwork from various Redland’s Schools at the Redlands Art Gallery, Capalaba.

Congratulations must go to Sabrina Lloyd, whose artwork was chosen by the German officials for the invitations, posters and podium artwork for the German commemorations. All participating students had their artworks made into A3 size posters which lined the walkway to the soldiers’ graveyard at Lauenberg, where the ceremony was held. They have since been enlarged even more, to A0 and are on display in and outside a bunker in Kiel, North Germany. We were also very proud to exhibit the works of the English, German and Australian students at this year’s Sheldon College ANZAC Ceremony commemorating the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing.

The artworks are now on display in the cabinets in Student Services. Students involved in the project were: Damien Randall, Jarrod Southon, Grace Low, Connor Brady, Elysha Kennedy, Sabrina Lloyd, Bronwyn Myers and Mason Zropf. 

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