A TGS Old Boy Ben Rosenberg has been included as one of 37 from 1500 entries around the state to be featured at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Brisbane.

2023 Visual Arts student Ben Rosenberg (TGS 2019-2023) had his film “Mitchell” selected and it's now on display as part of the 2024 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art at GoMA.

For 30 years the Awards have recognised and promoted excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland schools. Secondary schools typically enter the work of up to four Senior students. Previous winners from TGS include Sam McCosker (2013) and Austin Reed (2017).

Ben is a filmmaker and through his Visual Art studies at school, he was able to continue to explore his passion. Ben wanted to make a documentary about Mitchell Wilkes.

I wanted to allow the audience to see the world through someone else’s eyes.”
— Ben Rosenberg

Mitchell is now in Year 10 and continues to navigate the world with deteriorating eyesight. Ben created his prize-winning video artwork from his documentary footage as his goal was to “create images that serve as portals into Mitchell’s vision, contrasting them with clear cinematography”.

Last Saturday, Ben and the other winners of the 2023 competition, Creative Generations alumni, invited guests, and the Minister for Education attended the opening of the exhibition.

Ben’s ultimate goal is to “write and direct feature films”. He is currently in his first year at Bond University studying Film.

“It’s important that our boys get to see, first-hand, quality artwork created by their peers.”
— Mr Giles Murfin

This week we’ll be taking our Senior Visual Art students to see the show and admire the high standard of artwork from some very talented Queensland students.

Understanding the wide variety of ways in which artists communicate their intentions helps our students succeed with their own work, and helps them understand how contemporary art challenges, entertains, and informs the viewer.

Our students now utilise a wider range of media in their Visual Art studies including photography, digital media, installation, performance, mixed-media and, of course, video. This year we’re preparing more student work to be entered into a number of competitions, including the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art. Watch this space!

You can read more about Year 10 student Mitchell Wilkes in the upcoming OMNIBUS magazine.


Latest Blog

Teaching & Learning
/
Friday, 17 May 2024

It's a numbers game, making mathematics mainstream

Term 2 has been a busy one in the Mathematics department; from multiple year levels having extended assessment tasks to competitions run inside and outside the School. Using mathematical equations to recreate artwork The Year 11 Mathematical Methods students got a chance to be very creative with their assessment - using numbers to reproduce artwork. The boys visited the 2024 Grammar Art Show in Term 1 and were given the task to reproduce a chosen work using their knowledge of mathematical…

Read More
Boarding
/
Thursday, 16 May 2024

Bucolic beginnings, boarding and becoming a bowel surgeon

Coming from a cattle property near Injune I was in awe of the School’s ovals with lush, green grass and immaculate facilities. I found being able to throw yourself around and not risk skin cuts and grazes quite novel. Sharing the same field where many Old Boys and past heroes trotted was inspirational. I found the comradery among the boarders my most overwhelming memory. It was like having 60 brothers with similar interests all living under the same roof. There was always someone around to kick…

Read More
Boarding
/
Wednesday, 08 May 2024

Our Other Mother

Meet Ms Janelle Fletcher, the House Mum of Corfe, whose journey at TGS began back in 1992 as an instrumental music teacher. Her story is one of deep connections, love for the arts and an unshakeable bond with the students of TGS. From the time that Janelle first stepped onto campus and shared her musical talents with young minds to now creating her own “mum moments” in Corfe — she has nurtured a profound sense of community and established connections that have lasted through generations. Her…

Read More
The Arts
/
Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Fostering a creative generation and getting exhibited at GoMA

2023 Visual Arts student Ben Rosenberg (TGS 2019-2023) had his film “Mitchell” selected and it's now on display as part of the 2024 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art at GoMA. For 30 years the Awards have recognised and promoted excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland schools. Secondary schools typically enter the work of up to four Senior students. Previous winners from TGS include Sam McCosker (2013) and Austin Reed (2017). Ben is a filmmaker and…

Read More
Old Boys
/
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024

In memory of Light Horse Field Ambulances

Toowoomba Grammar School would like to acknowledge our admiration for the loyalty, service and bravery exhibited by TGS Old Boys who so valiantly served. We are all the beneficiaries of their sacrifice, and their selfless actions continue to inspire a spirit of service amongst our current students. Today we focus on the contribution of one TGS Old Boy who made a significant contribution to World War I. Here is some of the incredible story of Major Avery, DSO and if you visit the School Museum…

Read More
Character & Wellbeing
/
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

New Caledonia, new horizons and travel through an educational lens

The opportunity to travel not only opens doors to new experiences but also fosters an increased intercultural understanding and empathy, both essential qualities for navigating and existing within our diverse world. For a group of language students travelling to New Caledonia, our recent French Language and Cultural Tour was a unique opportunity for such experiential learning, where language acquisition went beyond just learning vocabulary and grammar - and instead became a gateway to connect…

Read More
Sports & Activities
/
Wednesday, 10 Apr 2024

Erik Sheppard - making TGS Army Cadet Unit history

The 2024 Dining in Night was made even more special with the appointment of the first Toowoomba Grammar School Army Cadet Unit (TGS ACU) Regimental Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Erik Sheppard who was awarded his rank and pace stick by the 16th Battalion Commanding officer MAJ (AAC) Gary MacLachlan. WO1 Sheppard enlisted in the TGS ACU just before the COVID shutdown in 2020. Although this was not the ideal way to begin a cadet career, he was able to adapt and overcome the virtual…

Read More
Teaching & Learning
/
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024

The Big Six Reading Tips

Unlocking Literacy - The Big Six Elements for Your Child’s Reading Success Literacy skills are a core component of each day for our students, and parents often ask how they can support this from home. I am delighted to share with our parent community the essential components that underpin successful reading development. These elements, known as the Big Six, provide a solid foundation for your son’s literacy journey. These critical building blocks include: Oral Language: Communication skills are…

Read More
Boarding
/
Thursday, 21 Mar 2024

Boarding - Building Men of Good Character

Over the past five years, we have found one of the most valuable lessons that boarding can teach teenage boys is the ability to self-navigate and overcome challenges. Entering a boarding house is the first time many boarders have stepped away from the comfort and security of their parents and guardians. Although this can be a daunting experience, one of the things that this unfamiliarity creates is the ability to organise yourself. With a larger workload than previous years, a greater number…

Read More