Locals star in showcase

HOLY Spirit Catholic College Lakemba, in conjunction with The Sydney Opera House, has created an exhibition with visual and aural portraits of local celebrated community members, entitled ‘Faces of Diversity’.

The Year 10 Music and Art students have spent two terms manifesting this project from initial research, live face to face interviews and art making.
Mentor Curly Fernandez said: “It’s been super exciting bringing the community, students and teachers together to make this presentation.
“The community members were so generous with their time, really sharing personal stories with the students to connect with them. I remember one of the students telling me how her subject was so strong, like a superhero and her portrait reflects this graphic, sequential style, story telling. The portrait visual and aural definitely have a fresh new take on what art can be.”

Student Devina Rondan said: “It can be frustrating because I want it to be perfect, but a perfect artwork isn’t always about perfection. I want to show my subject that although her childhood was hard, she’s always remained positive regardless.”
The Silent Exhibition will have two spaces activated throughout the night, an elegant gallery and an alternative experiential immersion.
These spaces (onsite at Holy Spirit Catholic College, entrance via Croydon street), will be open from 7pm till 9.30pm on October 23.
Complimentary champagne will be served throughout the night for adults only.
Please note no bags or phones will be allowed into the exhibition spaces. Free but bookings essential at