National Creative and Performing Arts (C.A.P.A) Showcase

Published: Tuesday 27th September 2016

The Student Enrichment Team within the Office of Student Success was pleased to host the recent National Creative and Performing Arts (C.A.P.A) Showcase at The Peter Cosgrove Centre on Monday 12 September.

The National CAPA Showcase saw the winning performers from each campus come together to compete for the national prizes.

This extra-curricular initiative provided all ACU students with the opportunity to submit or perform their creative interpretations of the theme 'The Ripple Effect' through dance, drama, music, poetry/spoken word, visual arts, photography or short film. This was done first on each local campus and finished with the campus winners travelling to Sydney for the national competition.

The winner of the national performing arts category was Scott Jenkins from the Strathfield Campus for his monologue by David Malouf. Scott’s performance was incredibly passionate, telling a story of how one person’s actions can impact others.  He received $1000 prize money at the national event.

The runner up in the performing arts category was Warren Howden from the Melbourne Campus, who mesmerised the audience with his incredible flautist and beatboxing skills. His clever layering and building of sounds gave credence to the theme, ''The Ripple Effect'. He received $500 in prize money at the national event.

The winning creative artwork went to Nigel Graves for his powerful short film. Nigel is a Strathfield student whose film paralleled his own life’s journey. Nigel received $1000 prize money at the national event.

The runner up in the creative art category was Canberra student Georgina Bryant, who created two beautiful ceramic works for the showcase. Her clever use of firing techniques produced a unique finish. Georgina received $500 in prize money at the national event.

The Student Enrichment Team look forward to bringing students another Creative and Performing Arts showcase in 2017, and encourage students to take up the opportunity to explore and develop their creative talents through their involvement with it.

Narelle Fabien

Student Enrichment Adviser (Creative and Performing Arts)
Student Enrichment, Office of Student Success

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