We all know that culture plays an extremely big role in the lives of Oakhillians, and it is one of the factors that makes Oakhill the school that it is. Once described as a ‘’mini Julliard School of the Arts’’, Oakhill has no doubt made an impression on the perceptions of people who have witnessed Oakhill pupils perform or exhibit fantastic dramatic and visual art pieces, or perform masterful pieces of music.
One such cultural event that took place between Thursday the 10th and Saturday the 12th of March was the Oakhill School 2011 Art Exhibition. Here pieces created by the Prep school students surrounded a maze of intricate art pieces created by those in the College who are passionate about Art.
The pieces were enjoyed by, not only people who are involved in Oakhill, but also by groups of people from the surrounding community.
On Thursday afternoon the various pieces were strategically arranged in the hall. Matric and Grade 11 students were able to boast varied pieces, many linking up in a series, such as Sarah Henderson´s war series, which displayed more than 9 separate compositions. The ‘newbies’ to art, the Grade 10´s, each displayed an art piece which was carefully thought out and met the high standards of our much respected art teacher; Mrs Nuttall.
The exhibition has drawn intense interest and folk are fascinated by the high standard of art that Oakhill students are producing. The many current compliments are inspiring Oakhill artists to return to their drawing boards to produce more splendid art pieces.
Reporter: Niklas Martin