Welcome to isArtworks, an interactive, online gallery presentation by Independent Schools Victoria. The gallery showcases the artworks displayed at our annual student art exhibitions and specially themed collections from 2005 to present day.
Encouraging creativity and creative thinking are central to modern education. They aim to equip students with the competencies and skills to succeed in school and in their lives, helping them with their learning and having a positive impact on their confidence and sense of wellbeing.
ISV encourages and celebrates the creativity and creative thinking of the students attending Independent schools.
isArtworks provides a dynamic viewing experience of the constantly evolving collection. It offers insights into the unique perspectives of young people as expressed through their artwork and the changing arts education landscape, as well as access to resources to support the design of classroom learning programs.
Take a look at our current and past Annual Student Art Exhibitions.
'Surreal Moonlit Landscape' by Ivy Ludbrook, Melbourne Montessori School
‘‘Surreal Moonlit Landscape’ reinterprets the timeless genre of landscape through this peaceful forest scene that comes into focus under the pale moon. The dark silhouettes of the pine trees with their vibrant green branches fill one side of the composition like ancient guardians of the forest. The brown earth of the hill and deep blue of the water also seem to take on a dreamlike glow in the moonlight. This artwork reminds me to stop and take time to view the world and contemplate its beauty no matter what time of the day.’
– Anne, Arts Learning Executive
'Portrait of a Gentleman' by Helena Maunder, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School
‘Unlike the artist, I don’t love frogs in real life. But there’s something whimsical about how frogs and toads are portrayed in literature and art that make them so much more likable than their slippery and wet real-life counterparts. I love this distinguished and slightly grumpy gentleman!’
– Effie, Digital Arts Curator
'One Direction' by Sofia Sanfilippo, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School
‘I really like the contrast between colour and back and white in this artwork. I was reminded of London and was drawn in by the London phone booth.’
– Kieren, Head of Innovation & Learning
'Lorikeet Pandemonium' by Radha Tiedgen, Sophia Mundi Steiner School
‘The birds on this branch make me smile, they look so openly at each other, and you can almost hear the volume of their conversation. They make me think of a family after mealtime, sharing stories of their day. I chose this artwork because it reminds me of long walks in the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, where the lorikeets are such a feature. The vibrant and colourful detail in the painting, together with its blossoms and butterflies, gives me an impression of strong relationships, raucous laughter and good times to come. And, I am still smiling!’
– Michelle, Chief Executive
'Close Enough' by Bao Nguyen, Beaconhills College
‘I really enjoy how this work uses colour to create emotion. You can tell how the central figure is feeling by looking at the grim greys and greens of the people surrounding them.’
– Pascalle, Arts Learning Administration Assistant