TIGS students embrace high-tech

Student Inez Playford has work in The Illawarra Grammar School's exhibition. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Student Inez Playford has work in The Illawarra Grammar School's exhibition. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Forget oil paints and charcoal - time-lapse photography and GoPro cameras are the tools of the trade for the tech-savvy art students of The Illawarra Grammar School.

Digital methods feature large in an exhibition of final works by the school's year 12 students, open to the public on Saturday.

Diane Goodman, an art, photography and digital imaging teacher at the school, said students were increasingly at home with non-traditional methods.

"This generation likes to work with digital technology," she said. "There's a real blend of handcrafted and digital works and some students have chosen to combine the two.

"It's an impressive exhibition."

Student Inez Playford's work is a series of photographs and a video featuring a "white swan" woman and a contrasting femme fatale - a comment on competing stereotypes attached to modern women.

"You can't be both," Inez said.

"It's a feminist perspective on the sexualisation of girls."

In among the digital show-stoppers are some more traditional works, including an impressive series of drawings by Lucy Donovan, who used nothing but a pen and paper to render three works in incredible detail.

The exhibition is open to the public from 11am to 2pm.

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