This term in The Arts

June 2, 2023  
Mr Brody Toombs - Head of The Arts

It has been a busy time in The Arts faculty. Students have been working hard to develop artworks, pieces of music, and drama not only in class but outside of class as well.

In the wake of State of The Arts having to be cancelled, The Arts team are excited to be bringing elements of the exhibition to our students. We started these pop-up exhibitions with the Year 11 ‘Special Place’ artworks displayed in the Library. It was wonderful the see our students engaging with this daily and taking the time to view the works in detail. Over the coming weeks, we will be bringing a lunchtime performance series for students to enjoy in the Recital Room as well as artworks and films from other year groups in various locations. While there may not be a big exhibition this term, it is wonderful to be able to celebrate The Arts with our students over a longer period of time.

The Production of The Sound of Music is fast approaching, with tickets selling fast. As we head towards the performances, we have started forming the final pieces to the puzzle with the formation of our hair and makeup, set and costume teams. It is at this stage of the process that the Production really is awe inspiring. To see a group of nearly 150 students all working together towards the same goal is nothing short of incredible. While the performances are always electrifying, the Production is a learning process from the time we start auditions through to the final note of the final performance. To provide this opportunity for students to learn outside of the classroom is what sets learning Arts at TIGS apart. To add to the excitement, and to help members of the community access the Production, we are thrilled to have two Auslan interpreters on board for the Saturday matinee performance. If you haven’t got your tickets, ger in quickly to reserve the best seats. Tickets are available on the TIGS website.

In the same vein as the Production, some of our students and staff have been taking what they learn in Production to bigger stages. Over the April holidays, two students were in the crew for Strictly Ballroom at the WIN Entertainment centre, supported by three TIGS staff members in the band. Additionally, we have students that have successfully auditioned for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Roo Theatre, Newsies with Woods-Ray Theatrical and School of Rock with So Popera Productions. It is wonderful to have such talent and skill within our student and staff community.

I always like to leave with a quote, and in such a creative and vibrant time where our students are showing their creative potential, none seemed more appropriate than the words of Paul Sandip:

“Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.”


TIGS P&F General Meeting


Pop-up exhibition