Meet our 2021 Visual Arts Captain: Lucy Kilroe

We’d like to introduce you to the last of our portfolio leaders, Lucy Kilroe, Visual Arts Captain for 2021.

What is your portfolio position?

Visual Arts Captain 

Why did you apply for that position?

I applied for this position, as I have a passion for creativity and have enjoyed being a part of the Santa Maria art community since Year 5. I love being a member of the ATAR Visual Arts class and getting involved in producing original work as well as collective bodies, which inspire me to want to lead such a versatile and unique department.  

What do you hope to achieve in your position? 

In this position, I would like to uphold the calm and supportive atmosphere surrounding the Art department and encourage girls to embrace their creativity. Via this opportunity I would like to showcase the talent of the students within the College, and encourage girls to get involved in the art community; across the year groups.  

What’s your favourite thing about Santa Maria? 

My favourite thing about Santa Maria is the inclusivity and friendships that are formed among the girls. The supportive nature of the College and the opportunities it creates for the formation of friendships helps to produce a community spirit and peer support across the age groups. Through my personal experience within the Art, Music, Drama, and Service departments I have created relationships with those around me and found a place to express myself.  

What’s one piece of advice for new students starting at Santa Maria next year?

The advice I would give to new students would be to put yourself out there, take risks, and don’t be afraid of judgment. Through taking a leap and involving myself in co-curricular programs, leadership positions and being an active member of the school across my time at Santa Maria, I have been able to discover my passions, meet supportive and kind people, and learn to grow from failures. It would be hypocritical to say that I was not a little bit nervous about coming to a new school in Year 5. However, through reaching past those nerves and focusing on the exciting opportunities waiting to be pursued at Santa Maria, I was able to find my place in the school community.   

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