“My critical analysis (Applied Research) attempted to navigate the polemic discourse of Arts-Government relations by investigating the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Budgetary Decisions (Brandis Cuts) on the unique role of the Griffin Theatre Company in nurturing new Australian voices,” Patrick said.
Patrick thanked his teachers Ms Rita Morabito and Mr Ned Manning for their support and guidance.
“The most precious resource I had throughout my HSC was the monumental support and mentoring of my IGS teachers; they will nurture you and let you thrive,” he said. “Ms Morabito was determined for us to succeed, pushing us until the end and Mr Manning provided an unending source of advice and direction.”
Patrick’s work, Nurturing Australian Voices in a Niche Space; The Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Budgetary Decisions on the Arts on the Griffin Theatre Company, will be exhibited in the foyer of the Seymour Centre from 3 to 9 February 2018.
In other exciting IGS HSC Drama news, nominations for HSC Drama showcase ONSTAGE include two IGS Individual Performances. They are Lara Di Qual’s performance of “Billie Holiday/Too Junior Jones” from Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith, and Luca Ward’s performance of “Dog” by Steven Berkoff.
And in related news, IGS Music 2 student Gabriel Wright has received a nomination from NESA for performance at ENCORE. His contemporary, Australian atonal jazz work explores the multitude of expressions and colours possible on the alto saxophone and demonstrates the diversity, complexity and adaptability of the saxophone and its techniques.
“I am thrilled to be nominated for Encore, as I realise that such a recognition will only serve to spread my passion for the saxophone’s commonly misunderstood, distinctive voice,” Gabriel said.