Each year St Lucy's looks for opportunities to showcase the childrens' abilities and their love of art through mounting public exhibitions of their works.
The exhibitions play an important role in validating the childrens' works and developing their self esteem. The exhibitions and other vehicles for showcasing the childrens' creativity are held in the Tagliaferro Gallery and various external venues.
The sale of the artworks assists in the ongoing support of future exhibitions.
The children accept commissions for specific paintings.
For further information contact Catherine Baldwin or by phone 9489 2472.
St Lucy's has a permanent collection of childrens' artwork to help the general community understand the important role Creative Arts plays in the development of children.
This collecton of vibrant modern works tours exhibition sites in Sydney and New South Wales and is accompanied by an audio tour.
Special greeting cards featuring paintings from this exhibition are available through our online Shop.
The Lucias - Short Film Festival
The Lucias is a national short film festival designed to bring together school-aged children of all abilities and harness their creativity through the language of film.
The Lucias has been created by St Lucy's School, a Dominican primary school for children overcoming cognitive and other challenges.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, we use the Creative Arts to provide children with additional languages to communicate their experiences. Inviting other children and schools to dialogue through film is our way of opening the door to friendship and shared understanding between children of all abilities.
Our aim to make The Lucias an annual event and we hope it will become a fixture in your school calendar.
Lucia's Awarded 2010
Films featuring a frightening curse, a temperamental chef and a gorgeous dog were among the winners at the St Lucy’s Film Festival on Friday September 17. In all, 22 entries on the theme “My Place” vied for trophies.
Parents and friends munched on popcorn and choctops and gave the "People's Choice Award" to “Christian’s Masterchef”, a comedy based on the reality TV show.
The “My Place” award went to Oliver Williams and his family, “The Curse of St Dominic’s” from St Dominic’s in Newcastle won “Creative Concept”, and “My Place Behind the Lens”, by Ben Betteridge, was named best “Experimental” film.
Highly Commended were “Timeless” by Nicholas Robertson from Marist College North Shore and “My Place (Ants) ” by Joshua Holvander”.
This year’s judges were Tropfest 2009 winner, Genevieve Clay and actress and short film maker, Audrey O’Connor. Both inspiring women, they encouraged the children with talk of their own filmmaking experiences and the life skills they have gained through their craft.
The festival is in its second year and was launched to spark communication between students with disabilities and their mainstream peers: “Film breaks down stereotypes and builds dialogue between people,” says St Lucy’s Creative Arts Coordinator, Ali Picone. “It offers our children a rare chance to share their vision of the world and demonstrate what they can achieve”.
The Lucias also give St Lucy's students another “language”, in line with the school's adoption of the philosophies of Reggio Emilia.