Welcome to SSSC’s first ever online Art Show! 

It has been a heck of a ride but one thing is for sure – you can’t stop the art. 

Art continues to be one of our most vital and important tools for expression, communication and understanding. Working with students and assisting them to give birth to and develop their ideas has been the highlight of our teaching year. Their dedication, persistence, ingenuity and determination to overcome obstacles and create art has been nothing short of inspirational. 

Covid-related lockdowns had a significant impact on students accessing essential art materials and equipment but their efforts to find solutions and hold their work to a high standard has resulted in final artworks that are highly sophisticated, innovative and conceptually powerful. 

Our guest speaker is practising artist and Swinburne Senior alumni Lauren Dunn. 

Congratulations to award winning and Highly Commended students for their achievements and to all students of Art, Media, Product Design & Technology (Fashion, Industrial, Jewellery, Wood), Studio Art (General, Photography, Textiles) and Visual Communication & Design. Please stay in touch and let us know about your next steps, exhibitions and adventures.

– Matt Simmons on behalf of the Visual Arts team.

Watch the official Art Show speeches from our principal Michael O’Brien and Lauren Dunn

Visit Lauren Dunn:  imagecollective.com.au | www.laurendunn.net


The Swinnies’ is an annual event that ordinarily is presented at Swinburne Senior Secondary College at the close of the year to celebrate the achievements of all VCE Media students at the college. This year, due to restrictions of social gatherings it is featured online (refer to the tab above).  As is customary for our humble film gala, guest judges are appointed to represent an unbiased and informed evaluation of the short films. I am proud to introduce the following judges this year:

Announcing Best Picture is multi-award winning and Oscar nominee Garth Davis. A local commercial, television and feature director, Garth is most well known for his feature film Lion (2016) and television series co-directed with Jane Campion Top of the Lake (2013). A firm supporter of the arts in Melbourne and abroad, Garth is excited to see what the next generation of filmmakers have instore, and is a perfect candidate to judge which is Best Picture in this year’s showcase of short films.

Announcing Best Creative film is Paul Walters, Physics and Maths teacher by day, avid film commentator by night on the renowned podcast DVDE-CLUTTER. Paul is a closet Media teacher who always enjoys the opportunity to view and discuss films of all shapes and sizes, therefore positioned well to present Best Creative film this year.

Announcing Best Technical is celebrated alumni James Wilson. James picked up Best Audio and Best Picture last year and has meanwhile catapulted his way into film school to develop a range of short films and web series. Offering an in-depth knowledge of film popular culture and an understanding of what is involved in producing short films, James is proud to present best technically crafted film out of this year’s showcase.

Please note: All Media students have worked tirelessly to battle the onslaught of a turbulent year in order to produce cohesive narratives, so please view the range of non-motion works produced by the cohort in the other Media pages. Some works feature download links to view the work in their entirety.