The UPS biennial art show was another wonderful success. This was our sixth such Art Show, and it has become an event that the whole school community looks forward to.
The quality and range of the artistic works is a credit to each student and teacher who contributed on the day. Pablo Picasso once said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. We certainly hope that the young artists on show yesterday remain artists for a long time and that their style and inspiration continues to grow.
At our recent school assembly a couple of local artists spoke with our students about their career and inspiration as they developed as artists. Donovan Christie is an ex- UPS student whose hyper realistic art pieces, focusing on urban landscapes, have captured the imagination of all. Richard John is a Port Elliot based artist who has, most famously we believe, painted the Tommy’s Garden mural.
Both Richard and Donovan thoroughly enjoyed their time here, speaking with students, and encouraging a whole new generation of artists. Congratulations to the accomplished pair of Year 7 interviewers, Grace Volkers and Ella Witkowski, for hosting the Q&A with Richard and Donovan.
I would like to thank our wonderful Community and Fundraising Committee, headed up by Sam Kopsaftis, who planned, prepared, set up and packed down the event. Along with a band of helpers – both staff and parents – the tidy up, was fast and efficient.