9 March 2023

Celebrating Carey’s IB Visual Arts Success

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Celebrating Carey’s IB Visual Arts Success
Celebrating Carey’s IB Visual Arts Success
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The 2023 annual Victorian and Tasmanian International Baccalaureate Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition opened with great excitement at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery on Friday 10 February.

Selected artworks from IB schools across two states once again celebrate technical skill in a diverse range of media coupled with ambitious creative concepts. We are delighted to announce artworks created by Emmy Beaumont and Cedric Fun from Carey’s Year 12 IB Class of 2022 were selected to represent Carey at this year’s IB Visual Arts exhibition.

Throughout her IB course, Emmy undertook a series of works that question her own impact on the environment as a consumer in today’s world. Emmy’s artwork selected for Glen Eira, A coffee a day, features 12 cast concrete coffee cups, representing the number of cups on average that she contributes to landfill each fortnight (pictured below). The inclusion of concrete leaves arranged around the concrete cups makes further reference to the environmental impact of takeaway coffee consumption.

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Emmy and Ruth McDonald at the IB Art Show
Emmy and Ruth McDonald at the IB Art Show

Also representing Carey, Cedric Fun’s mixed-media installation titled Lest We Forget aims to challenge an audience by referencing the often-forgotten contributions of Chinese ANZACs during World War I (feature image and pictured below). Cedric’s manipulation of the Australian flag, Chinese text and hand-cast resin poppies draw together recognisable subject matter whilst the title references a well-known phrase associated with the act of remembrance.

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Emmy and Cedric are congratulated on having artworks exhibited and have again continued Carey’s strong creative presence in what is always a highlight on the Visual Arts calendar.

Ruth McDonald
IB Visual Arts Teacher

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