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The Arts and Technology Week

Last week students celebrated The Arts and Technology week with many varied activities held across the school. The students had the opportunity to engage with artist in residence Dr Brigid Burke. Dr Burke is an interdisciplinary artist who likes to explore the interplay between visual, literary and auditory experiences.  Her practice involves experimentation with music composition through the  creation of painterly visual scores which are then played by professional musicians on instruments that have been colourfully transformed through the use of mixed media. This performance is then recorded and used as the score for her short animations. Students also enjoyed listening to Dr Bourke play her clarinet live to one of her short animations. Other activities during the week included the opportunity to create a virtual reality painting, partake in a lunchtime disco, explore robotics and view drama students performing short pieces. In conjunction with the anniversary of Apollo Eleven and the first man landing on the moon, students also had the opportunity to view the wonderful movie ‘Hidden Figures’. Many students took the opportunity to participate in these activities and experience the best of what the Arts and Technology has to offer. I would like to thank all The Arts and Technology staff and Arts and Technology captains for organising this wonderful week.

 

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Last week students celebrated The Arts and Technology week with many varied activities held across the school. The students had the opportunity to engage with artist in residence Dr Brigid Burke. Dr Burke is an interdisciplinary artist who likes to explore the interplay between visual, literary and auditory experiences.  Her practice involves experimentation with music composition through the  creation of painterly visual scores which are then played by professional musicians on instruments that have been colourfully transformed through the use of mixed media. This performance is then recorded and used as the score for her short animations. Students also enjoyed listening to Dr Bourke play her clarinet live to one of her short animations. Other activities during the week included the opportunity to create a virtual reality painting, partake in a lunchtime disco, explore robotics and view drama students performing short pieces. In conjunction with the anniversary of Apollo Eleven and the first man landing on the moon, students also had the opportunity to view the wonderful movie ‘Hidden Figures’. Many students took the opportunity to participate in these activities and experience the best of what the Arts and Technology has to offer. I would like to thank all The Arts and Technology staff and Arts and Technology captains for organising this wonderful week.