2016 Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 17 September over 300 singers, dancers and musicians took to the stage at the Sheldon Event Centre and wowed their audience of 800 with performances that were of the standard of professional performers. Many mentioned they had to remind themselves during the evening that the performers were, in fact, current students of Sheldon College. Some of the notable performances were ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Geronimo’, ‘Chicago’ and a wonderful ‘Fame’ Medley including Wearable Art which also saw the first part of the evening ending with a large production of ‘Les Miserables’. A definite roof raiser for the night as was the finale performance of a Beyonce Medley.

Overall 16 Awards were presented on the evening in varying categories. Sheldon College Actress of the Year was awarded to Jasmine Martin whilst Actor of the Year went to Jackson Bannister. Both these students had major lead roles in this year’s ‘Addams Family’ musical. Another favourite and highly contested award of the night, 2016 Dancer of the Year was presented to Georgia Blair.

Recently returning from his achievements at the Australian Percussion titles in Melbourne, Justin Zheng will be adding to his trophy shelf again as he was named Instrumentalist of the Year.

Rise Media took out this year’s Production Group of the Year Award with the very skilled member of this Group Lachlan Trott, also awarded Director of the Year.

Aliya Yildirim was named Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year and Ellie McBain was very happy to receive her 2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year Award.

Best Emerging Artist of the Year was won by Ellen Warner who had a wonderful year and was recognised for her hard work throughout 2016.

The Middle College Cultural Award winner was Lara Wilson, whilst the very talented Micayla van Wyk was awarded the Senior College Cultural Award.

Male Vocalist of the Year was awarded to Axel Duffy, whilst Female Vocalist of the Year was presented to Chloe Crick who also took the most prestigious award of the evening the 2016 Gold Award.

Congratulations to all of the Award nominees and winners on the evening.


The 12th Annual Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 17 September, the Australian School of the Arts will present the 12th 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 celebrate the great work of our artists. Congratulations to our 2016 Arts Academy Award Nominees. We would also like to recognise all of the talented Arts students who missed out this year, we are all very proud of you and your work and efforts have not gone unnoticed.


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 2016 Award Nominees arrive via the Red Carpet Catwalk. At 6.45pm the ‘Pre-Show’ Awards will be presented before the main meal is served at 7pm. Enjoy the delicious food whilst our Musical montage features 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 Ceremony will conclude at 11.00pm 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
Forest Mushroom Filled Arrancini Risotto Cakes (V)
Panko Crumbed Prawns
Chive & Prawn Gyozas
Indian Pakoras (V, DF, GF)
Grilled Vegetable and Feta Cheese Tarts (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:
Baked Bell Pepper with Spiced Vegetable Risotto and Tomato Coulis (V, DF, GF)

Dessert Cake
Rich Flourless Dark Chocolate Jaffa (GF)
White Chocolate and Raspberry Friand (GF)
Allergy option:
Carved Seasonal Fruit Plate

Whilst we endeavour to fulfil allergy options, we cannot fully guarantee items to be allergen free due to possible traces on equipment and raw ingredients. Possible traces may remain present.

Beverages & Bar
We will be providing drinks on arrival from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Each table will also be pre-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 Sheldon Event Centre foyer where drink tickets can be purchased using cash or EFTPOS.

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


Night at the Movies 2016

Pirates…aliens…hobbits…secret agents… they all made an appearance at the 3rd annual Night At The Movies, held in the Sheldon Event Centre on Saturday night, 16 July. 700 people enjoyed some of the world’s best-loved soundtracks, performed by our Senior ensembles.

This was a music concert with a difference, with styles ranging from rock (Bohemian Rhapsody) to gospel (I Will Follow Him) to musical theatre (Do You Hear The People Sing). Not only did our ensembles perform authentic versions of film music, many of them played the soundtracks while keeping perfect time with the excerpts from the actual movies. While this is a concept now utilised by large state orchestras, our conductors and musicians performed without the benefit of a guide or “click” track to stay in time, using instead their own sense of timing and judgement to make the evening even more challenging to all players.

This year’s grand finale was the final 15 minutes from the classic family film E.T. and even after 400 bars of music, the orchestra (under the baton of Mr Bauer) played the final chord at the exact moment when the film ended. A film-music concert of this scale is not seen in schools, and the ensembles are already planning ahead to 2017’s Night At The Movies: Heroes & Villains.

Thank you to all the family members and friends who came along to this magnificent vocal and instrumental showcase, and thanks also to the many conductors who spent much of the past six months planning this wonderful evening.


The Addams Family - Sell Out Success!

Sheldon College and the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA) set another benchmark of Arts excellence with their recent production of the "The Addams Family" at the Redland Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland. The five performance dates sold out in record time and the packed houses erupted in standing ovations for the superb student performances. The cast of over 70 actors, singers and dancers were ably supported by a 19 piece band over and 40 strong media and backstage crew. Many tickets were sold to members of the Redlands community who have come to realise the high standard of productions staged by Sheldon College.

ASTA Director, Mr Darren Harvey, said: "The amazing results of this year's Musical is clear evidence of the quality of teaching in our ASTA program, and shows how student skill sets can be extended to a professional standard".

Vocal Director, Mr Adam Lopez, stated “This Musical has really raised the bar in so many respects. I am amazed how students have been able to understand the complex nuances of subtext, narrative, comic timing and combining all of these elements along with choreography and singing, a skill beyond their years. The cast has been one of the most delightful that I have ever worked with. All students were eager to learn and explore areas beyond their comfort zone; all traits of true professionals in the making. I am going to miss seeing the quirky characters on stage but am confident the students who played them will remember them for the rest of their lives. An absolute pleasure working with such talent”

The production was ably supported by many parents and staff who assisted backstage with makeup, costuming and set building. Congratulations to all involved in this stellar production.




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