Arts Program

Arts Program

Whether it be visual arts, textiles, dance, drama or music we believe all students have the capacity to be creative and to flourish when given the opportunity. The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty provides opportunites both within the School and wider community so that our students can flourish.

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In 2017, Creative and Performing Arts at Lindisfarne was highlighted by the major production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe story is based on the “coat of many colours” story of Joseph from the Bible’s 'Book of Genesis'. The show has little spoken dialogue; it is completely sung through. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous productions by more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups.
 
At its core, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is flamboyant, musical fun with Leeds Examiner Paper stating, “it's a Bible story with a good dose of satire, cheeky lyrics and more musical styles than you can shake a stick at, from country and western to Caribbean calypso”.
 
Our Lindisfarne show was very inclusive; involving students from Years 5 to 12 in a fun and contemporary version.
 
We engaged one of Australia’s leading performers, Rachael Beck to mentor the students and also star in the play alongside them. 
Rachael is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist actress. Rachael is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release. However her outstanding credits spread across stage and screen, nationally and internationally.

Professional directors, Darren Yap and Max Lambert also came on board with over 50 years’ experience in musical direction to guide both staff and students on a wondrous journey of discovery about family, friends, community and forgiveness.

Darren recently directed the NSW Premier's Gala Concert, The City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Parade, Sponge Bob Parade Pants for Nickelodeon and Sea World and Segment Director of the Closing Ceremony of the 15th Asian Games in Qatar. As Associate Director, Darren directed the pre-show celebrations in Cairo for Julie Brooks, King Kong for Global Creatures, Miss Saigon and Mamma Mia! Darren has been a guest teacher at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts), Brent Street, LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore and The Australian Institute of Music.
 
Max has worked extensively in theatre and has written music for every major theatre and dance company in the country. He has recorded albums with Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews, Vince Jones, Paul Kelly and Iva Davies. In 2000, Max was the musical director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics. He went on to do the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and the opening of Expo in Shanghai. Max has worked on many new Australian musicals as a writer or composer including Hot Shoe Shuffle, The Boy from Oz, Eureka, King Kong and his own Darlinghurst Nights and Miracle City.
 
The experience gained for students by working with the highest caliber of professionals in their field has allowed them to gain a real insight and understanding into the world of musical theatre.

 

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

An integral component of the Lindisfarne Recording Studio is the focus on giving back to the community. Each year a charity is nominated to receive the proceeds from our recording projects. In 2016 and 2017, our partnership continued with the Kids in Need Association Inc. All profit from the sale of the albums and digital downloads will go directly to a charity who make such a difference to the wider local community. 

 

2018 Projects

The album The Rabbit and the Tiger has been the culmination of many months of hard work. Not only has 2017 graduate, Lindsey Nolan written and recorded this body of work, there has also been a huge team of student engineers, associate engineers and musicians working together to produce this album. Students from Years 5 to 12 have had the opportunity to learn skills such as setting microphones, learning how to use the outboard hardware, operating pro-tools as well as many other activities.

Watch this space! The album lauches in 2018.

 

ALL AT SEA album available

Recorded by students for students, ALL AT SEA is the result of the Recording Project undertaken by students and staff, for more information visit http://www.lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au/co-curricular/recording-studio-all-at-sea.html

For more information, please contact Creative and Performing ArtsAdministration Assistant, Vanessa Nixon on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.