Bedford: Chisholm Catholic College to hold annual Practical and Creative Arts Exhibition

Keenan Regolini (17) of Inglewood with his work called Cultural Bus Shelter and Caitlin Wells (17) of Noranda with her artwork entitled Diago Lives.  Chisholm Catholic College''s Practical and Creative Arts exhibition is being held in the second week of term four. Picture: David Baylis
Keenan Regolini (17) of Inglewood with his work called Cultural Bus Shelter and Caitlin Wells (17) of Noranda with her artwork entitled Diago Lives. Chisholm Catholic College''s Practical and Creative Arts exhibition is being held in the second week of term four. Picture: David Baylis

FROM abstract designs to printmaking, some of Chisholm Catholic College’s finest artworks will be showcased at its annual Practical and Creative Arts exhibition next month.

The exhibition’s opening night will be on October 15 and viewing sessions will be held from October 16 to 18.

Deputy principal Rob Novacsek said he expected about 400 people to attend the opening night, where works from technology, business, hospitality and visual art classes would be on display.

Year 12 student and Inglewood resident Keenan Regolini’s abstract design, Bus stop, and fellow student Caitlin Wells’ printmaking piece, Diago Lives, are among the artworks selected for the exhibition.

Keenan’s design was part of his ATAR Design course, where students were asked to design a shelter that influenced the audience with a particular viewpoint or emotion.

His bus stop concept was to be used and seen on the streets around the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Northbridge.

He said it took three weeks to complete his design, which was inspired by a painting by Piet Mondrian.

“I just thought it was pretty cool and abstract so I thought I’d adapt it to a bus stop,” he said.

“When we got the bus shelter task, I was not that thrilled at the start but it grew on me.

“I prefer the more architectural pieces.”

Caitlin’s piece is a triptych based on the racing industry, the abuse of horses and her direct experience of owning an ex-racing horse called Diago.

She said she only recently discovered her liking for printmaking.

“When I went to art, I did not have like natural drawing skills that is why I did more of the line contouring rather than actual specifics,” she said.

“We choose something we want to comment about in society and because I am a horse rider and I have a rescue horse, I actually used that as my inspiration.”

She hoped to continue exploring printmaking as a hobby while studying psychology at university next year.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Practical and Creative Arts Exhibition

Where: Chisholm Catholic College, College Hall and Lower J Block, 1104 Beaufort Street, Bedford

When: October 16 and 17, 8.30am to 7pm. October 18, 8.30am to noon

Contact: 9208 2500