On Saturday 24 October 2015 St Joseph’s Nudgee College (est. 1891) will provide an evening showcase event titled ‘The Sound and the Fury’ which will present the outcomes of a Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant and an Australian Government Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Grant. The University of Southern Queensland and Nudgee were partners in an application for the Australian Government grant and were the only successful school/university partnership.
The outcomes from both grants include: a children’s picture book illustrated by final year visual art student Ms Eloise Tuppurainen-Mason depicting the story of two young Nudgee men going to war; a six panel textile artwork depicting events from 1914 – 1919 (the year of demobilisation) with direct references to past students from Nudgee College who saw war service; four large scale dioramas depicting Gallipoli, 1915; Amiens, 1918; North Africa, 1942; and New Guinea, 1942 – conflicts in which Nudgee past students served; and a museum display with donated and loaned artefacts related to the dioramas. The evening will conclude with a stunning sound and light show on the heritage listed Treacy Building (the oldest building at Nudgee) which will include important military events but also recognise the 125th anniversary of the College.
The Principal Mr Peter Fullagar will welcome the following VIPs who will be attending on the night:
Mr Stirling Hinchcliffe MP – Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier;
Mr Luke Howarth MP, Federal Member for Petrie;
Vice Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas, USQ;
Associate Professor Warren Midgley, Head of School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education, USQ; and
Professor Rhod McNeill, Head of School of Arts and Communication, USQ (representing Professor Janet Verbyla and Professor Barbara de la Harpe).
The evening sound and light show will be live streamed around the world and will be supported by the St Joseph’s Nudgee College school choir and band who will play a medley of songs from both World Wars and recent conflicts.
Research outcomes are forthcoming and include a journal article (under review), book chapter (under review), conference presentations, an art catalogue and a documentary of the process involved in this creative collaboration.