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COMMUNITY Art, calligraphy and fashion a winning trio The 17th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale was held from 7-10 October, with the Official Opening Night attracting a large crowd who came along to enjoy the company, food and art! This year’s feature artists included Olga Cironis, Kathryn Haug and Minaxi May and the Exhibition was officially opened by Felicity Johnson, Director of the WA Art Collective. Local artist and Old Guildfordian Imogen Palmer (Prep 06-08) painted one of her travel photographs in front of an admiring audience and Old Guildfordian Jarrad Martyn (2009 Art Captain) completed work on a mural he worked on with the Year 11 and 12 students, which will be donated to the School and displayed in the Brine Building. Our sincere thanks to the team of people involved in bringing the Exhibition together, under the leadership of our Events Coordinator, Tracey Roki and Curator, Adam Derums. As part of the Exhibition the School hosted a calligraphy workshop on Saturday 7 October with local artist Judith Ann. Participants were schooled in the ancient art of calligraphy over a glass of cold champagne and some delightful morning tea. On Sunday morning the Thwaites Centre courtyard was transformed for the Community High Tea, complete with a catwalk, stage and elegant tables. Attendees enjoyed a delicious High Tea, served by the ladies from FOSS, while they enjoyed a parade of fashion by Trends Boutique and entertainment by the delightful Trent-Jean. Thank you to everyone who helped over the weekend at these three events and a special thank you to the Guildford Arts Supporters’ (GAS) for their support of arts at the School. From the P & F I am always in awe of the selfless dedication of our P&F committees and how much they support the School and continually deliver social opportunities to the community. Please read the short articles from areas of your P&F community as they share their highlights of 2017. I sincerely thank all of the volunteers for their time and energy. I particularly want to acknowledge the tireless work of Nada Edwards, FOSS President, Sheri-Lee Knoop- Bender, FOPS President, Christine Brown, BPA President and Shelley Robertson, GAS President for all they do, they are the backbone to the P&F and we value their contribution. Mrs Danielle Norrish Acting P&F President 39