The CGGS Girl
The CGGS Girl
The CGGS Girl is a 2metre high portrait depicting a generic Girls Grammar student that has been boldly coloured.
It was a project initiated by Shan Crosbie and Georgia Goodnow (Art Captains for 2012) that started out as a way of showing that although we all wear the same uniform, we have unique identities and colourful personalities.
The idea then progressed and it was decided to involve the rest of the art community within the school, by organising a group painting of the image. The girl was modelled by Annabel Cross in Year 12 and the initial black and white outline was drawn by Shan Crosbie, Georgia Goodnow and Josie Alexandra.
Girls who participated in the painting of the CGGS Girl consisted of a group of keen Year 10 students and everyone involved contributed to bringing colour to the black and white outline, by applying coloured ink. This worked with our concept, as the girls involved were able to apply their own creative personalities to fill the mould of the generic school girl.
For now she has a temporary home in the Waterman Centre at CGGS, but there are plans for her to be used in future in the promotion of the School and its students.
It is hoped that this is just the beginning of similar art projects throughout Shan and Georgia’s Art captaincy, as they mean to further promote Art within the School through competitions, workshops and general student involvement within the Art world.
Shan and Georgia are both doing two lines of Art this year, and hope to go to Art School for university. Whilst at Grammar they aim to expand their contributions to the wider artistic community and develop themselves as working artists for future careers.
Written by Georgia Goodnow and Shan Crosbie, Year 12 (2012)