Immerse yourself in a whole evening of art, and see the MLC grounds lit up like you never have before! On Thursday, 26 July, we are holding our Sound and Light Festival followed directly by the opening night of the 21st
Annual Public Hanging Exhibition.
A collaboration project between Junior School and Senior School’s Art and Design Department, the Sound and Light Festival will feature interactive displays, light projections and artistic illuminations, alongside hot food and drinks and musical entertainment.
Every year level in Junior School have completed light and sound projects, as well as collaborations from the JS Library, Art, Language and Music departments.
Additionally, Year 11 Studio Art students have been working with external artist Nick Azidis from Projectionteknik on large scale light projections, and Year 9 Media students have been developing walkway lights with Lynden Gare from Colourblind.
“Nick is responsible for many of the wonderful projections seen in White Night Melbourne and the Gertrude Street Festival, whilst Lynden’s company, Colourblind, provides the sound and light effects for major international bands and artists at various music festivals around the world,” says Mark Threadgold, Head of Art and Design. “The involvement of these external artists provides our students with specialist expertise and technology, and gain an invaluable insight into the processes Nick and Lyndon employ in their world-class light and sound productions.”
Other exhibits on the night will include a ‘zen space’ and stories around a ‘campfire’.
As a significant STEAM project, of course, a great deal of learning experiences have happened to create such pieces during Term 2.
“It’s more than just an exhibition,” says Deb Krumples, Deputy Head of the Junior School. “Each piece has incorporated learning skills such as critical and creative thinking, research, design processes and the use of technology. It’s been a term’s worth of work!
“The students have loved the opportunity to explore and continue to hone all of those skills. It has been fabulous to observe and be a part of such high student engagement.”
The night also is a perfect precursor to the Opening Night of MLC’s 21st
Annual Public Hanging Exhibition at 7 pm, and open to all. This exhibition, held in the Common Grounds exhibition space (next to JTA/Music School), proudly displays amazing artwork as created by current and past MLC staff, Old Collegians and parents.
We are delighted to be welcoming two Old Collegians to officially open the exhibition: art and architecture scholarship student Katja Wagner (2015) and photographer and artist Sarah Stockman (2013).
This is sure to be an unforgettable night celebrating Art and STEAM from all facets of the MLC Community!