Two of our former 2020 Year 12 students, Zevanya Sumodisatro and Lynn Lim, had the opportunity to display their artwork at the recent Southern Perspectives 2021 Exhibition at Goolugatup Heathcote. The Exhibition was to celebrate the talent and ideas of some of the State’s most promising young artists! The Exhibition is a thought-provoking artwork from Year 12 Visual Arts students. All exhibiting students graduated in 2020 from selected High Schools South of the River. The exhibition was open for viewing from 19 February – 21 March 2021.
Zevanya Sumodisatro’s, art work showcased the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Ithas restricted humanity the sense of touch. Quarantine and social distancing have proven that we may take physical touch for granted. Hence, romanticising the simple beauty in experiencing this human sense by reimagining scenes of daily life through a lens that recognises the affect of it’s absence. From here we can appreciate and take advantage of the future after the pandemic to express our happiness and gratitude for loved ones physically.
Lynn Lim’s artwork represented the feeling of being conditioned to perform well and act under the harsh spotlight that is the constant pressure to succeed overwhelms us as we all feel the weight of these expectations – leading to internal battles that are hidden beneath. This work represents the struggle that we all face and how helpless it could seem at times, despite a portrayed surface. There is most definitely a light at the end of the pressure tunnel, but to emerge from the adversity depends on how the individual copes with struggle, and as depicted by the piece, could end in two ways.
Congratulations to both these students!