Artist Evan Woodruffe visits Senior EGGS Painting Students
On Thursday 7 June, artist Evan Woodruffe came to school to speak with senior Painting students. He began a two hour session with presenting his work, discussing his experiences making and exhibiting art in New Zealand. Students were treated to seeing a new painting in advance of his upcoming exhibition ‘The Memory Archive’, which is on from 24 July - 18 August 2012 at OREX gallery. Evan discussed the thinking and processes behind his art-making, as well as the importance of what the viewer brings to an artwork. The second hour was spent demonstrating practical techniques, particularly with oil paint and students were encouraged to ask plenty of questions.
Arts and Cultural Groups at EGGS
Students are able to join one or more of these groups.
For more information please see the "Cultural Groups" and "Arts Groups" pages.
Chinese Cultural Group
Cook Islands Group
Sri Lankan Group
Visual Arts Group
AGS/EGGS Major Theatre Production
We have a large and award-winning school orchestra, and a range of other instrumental groups; a number of outstanding choirs; a vigorous drama and dance programme; strong cultural performance groups; an exciting visual arts programme and very strong speaking and writing programmes. We also have an increasingly diverse range of cultural groups and cultural activities available. There are also other events put on through the year which students can become involved in such as pavement art, Year 10 Wearable Arts evening and the Art History cake bake competition put on by the Visual arts committee, as well as Poetry week and Te Reo Maori o te wiki in August.
Achievements and performances are celebrated at our weekly Arts assemblies and at the annual Arts and Cultural Dinner, which is attended by students, staff, parents, tutors and friends of the school. This colourful event in the school calendar showcases Arts and Culture and is held in Term Three. Individuals who have excelled in their Arts and Cultural area receive colours awards, leadership awards for service and trophies and scholarships are presented to outstanding students.
Support for the Arts
Arts and Cultural activities are supported by an Arts Coordinator, a staff member who has particular responsibility for these learning opportunities. The Arts Coordinator works with the Arts & Cultural Committee: a team of 40 senior students who are each leaders in their area. From this committee the Arts and Cultural Leader and Deputy Leader are elected each year.
Alongside this a part time Arts and Cultural assistant, large numbers of staff, parents and tutors, managers, support groups and the Arts Council all serve to support Arts and Culture within the Epsom community.