Duncraig: St Stephen’s School hosts Synthesis Exhibition and Film Festival

St Stephen’s School Duncraig Year 12 student Ellie Thompson with her oil painting on birchwood panel titled Koshi, which will be on display at the 2018 Synthesis Exhibition and Film Festival.
St Stephen’s School Duncraig Year 12 student Ellie Thompson with her oil painting on birchwood panel titled Koshi, which will be on display at the 2018 Synthesis Exhibition and Film Festival.

STUDENTS’ creativity will be on show at this year’s Synthesis Exhibition and Film Festival at St Stephen’s School Duncraig.

“Our students have been working in studios, editing rooms and workshops all year to showcase the very best of their work to date,” principal Donella Beare said.

“The Synthesis Exhibition and Film Festival is one of our premier events of the year and I am consistently blown away by the talent on show.”

Now in its sixth year, the show will feature art, media, graphic design, textiles, furniture and automotive engineering, great food and performances.

Guests will also be entertained by entries in the Synthesis Film Festival, run in conjunction with ECU and the City of Joondalup, where secondary students in the City enter short film works with prizes up for grabs.

Growing since its inaugural year in 2016, the film festival has added a new category this year for primary students in years 4 to 6 to enter one-minute films.

The films will be screened in the theatre from 6.45pm on opening night, Wednesday, October 17.

The theme for this year’s exhibition – ‘From Little Things…’ – was inspired by a project primary and secondary students have been collaborating on with artist Stephen Peacock.

A group of Year 5 and 10 students worked with Mr Peacock on the design of a mural to be painted on a wall of the arts building.

Once finalised, the group attended regular sessions to paint the design, which is now complete, with the bright colours and shapes of flora and fauna providing an inviting backdrop for the school oval.

The design has been worked into the marketing for the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from October 18 to 24, open 8am to 4pm on weekdays.