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UC Art, Music & Design Week 2021

Our student exhibition was back and bigger than ever in 2021 – featuring an additional music category for the first time. Although the exhibition could only be held virtually due to restrictions, online software allowed us to digitally display all entries, so the entire UC community can view the submissions.

We received the largest amount of entries ever, with over 60 pieces of art, design, photography, music and creative writing on display.  

Adjudicator and supporter of the awards, Dr Di Bresciani OAM (UWC 1960) had the honour of selecting the winners in each category, with Andre (our Dean of Studies) and Liz (Dean of Students) judging the creative writing and poetry.

Di said it was really interesting to view the works virtually this year.

“One comes to know more about the artists than perhaps one would in the normal exhibition space. I studied each piece before viewing all the material provided.  Behind all art there are stories and it was extraordinary to realise how strongly each artist has communicated.  Artists and future leaders, already contributors; caring, reaching, layering future pathways. Please be encouraged to study this exhibition it is not to be missed.”

You can view all entries via the virtual exhibition below.

Di announced the winners at a virtual online event in October:

Overall First Prize Winner
Prue Wilkinson – for her drawings in charcoal, paintings on hand-pressed card and canvas, video Starman Selby and sculpture `Help’

Overall Second Prize Winner
Emily Tianfor her watercolour portraiture and oil on canvas

Music Category Winner
Will Hatty – for his original composition F*** COVID

Art Category Winner
Will McDonald – How Loud Is Silence

Design Category Winner
Sophie Gluskie – Kamakura

Photography Category Winner
Rachel Dickson – One Foggy Sunrise

Creative Writing/Poetry Winner
Max Griffin – Memorial Service

People’s Choice Award (as voted by students)
There was a four way tie in this category: Tom Clarkson (Cover of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley), Ruby Dawson (Ophelia), Emily Tian (watercolour portraits of Tashi Rodriguez and Younes Kahlaoui) and Penelope Kunzler (Fast Fashion Series).

A big congratulations to all the winners! Special thanks also to Dr Bresciani and her family for generously supporting Art, Music and Design Week, and Matilda Carlberg (Art and Design Representative) for promoting the event and compiling all the works.