On Friday 2 August, we enjoyed a fabulous evening celebrating the many talented staff and students involved in the Visual and Performing Arts.

Our Principal, Rebecca Cody, hosted Presidents of various Support Groups and Foundation members, together with School Council and Foundation Board members, to experience the Coriobald Prize Exhibition followed by the Senior School production of Chicago (which is Rebecca’s favourite musical).

The Coriobald Prize is based on the well-known Archibald Prize and encompasses the work of students and staff from all GGS campuses who create striking portraits of their chosen subject. This event is the prominent feature of our Arts calendar and allows all involved, once a year, to reflect on their relationships, friendships, or themselves through the medium of portraiture. Guests meandered through the Exhibition, culminating with the announcement of the Coriobald winners by Godwin Bradbeer, the Visiting Artist from Term 2.

Chicago was a fabulous production that captivated guests with wonderful costumes and extraordinary set design and was the perfect backdrop to showcase the talented forty performers, fifteen stage crew and three student musicians.

Guests gathered during interval in the Bracebridge Wilson Studio for supper with special guest speaker Michael Harrop, Head of Drama at Geelong Grammar School and Producer of Chicago. Michael spoke passionately about the inclusive culture of the Arts, with every student who auditioned for a role in Chicago successfully obtaining a role in the production.

Many of our guests donated towards the construction of the Sinclaire Centre and The SPACE building, and it was an honour to present the real impact of their generosity.