Overall Grand Winner (Gold Sponsor - James Hardware Mitre 10 Mullumbimby)
Rider of the Atmosphere by Year 7 student Aniella Lev
Director's Prize (Silver Sponsor - Fuji Xerox Business Centre Northern Rivers)
Invitation to Wonderland by Year 9 student Tiehj Kerry
Most Creative Use of Materials (Bronze Sponsor - Baxter & Jacobson Architects)
Dame of the Dragon by Eloise Galea
Winner Section 1: Ride Like the Wind (Silver Sponsor - Chincogan Real Estate)
Aeras by Year 9 student Radha Hamilton-Young
Winner Section 2: Met Gala @ the House of Dragon Five (Silver Sponsor - Chincogan Real Estate)
Princess Kiyohime by Year 9 student Ishtar Dempsey
Winner Section 3: Paint the Sky with Stars (Mayor's Office Byron Shire Council)
Starry Night Shroud of Van Gogh by Maggie Wretham
Winner Section 4: Suitably Splendid (Silver Sponsor - Fuji Xerox Business Centre Northern Rivers)
Cirque de la Suite by Susan Germann
Winner Section 5: Emergency Transformation (Gold Sponsor - James Hardware Mitre 10 Mullumbimby)
Emerging Woman by Year 9 students Thandi McAllister, Coco Best & Lalita Ali
Student Encouragement Award (sponsored by Shearwater Alumni)
Meliorism by Year 10 student Adrianna O'Donovan
We love seeing our Shearwater graduates come back, and over the years we have seen many ex-students return to the School to support WAVE, as competition entrants, judges, production assistants, performers, stage crew and to work on props and sets. This year, however, we had an award sponsored by Shearwater graduates for the first time.
Analise Denney (owner of Sonder Intimates), Millie Hartigan (owner of The Lacuna digital marketing), Roslyn Barnett (owner of R’Oil) and Shantih Duvel (owner of Silience Design Studio) graduated in 2014 and have maintained strong relationships with the School and staff since. These amazing young women have all started their own small businesses and have teamed up as an alumni collective to give back to the School and support this year’s WAVE competition.
“After participating in WAVE throughout our high school years at Shearwater, we felt honoured to be able to come together as a group of alumni and small business owners to support the next generation of creatives at Shearwater," said Millie.
Selecting the recipient of the Student Encouragement Award was a challenging task, due to the standard of work this year. Adrianna O’Donovan’s work Meliorism (the belief that the world can be made better by human effort) was chosen for its skill and technique. "The handmade chainmail was executed to an extremely high standard and the beautiful embroidery was a great touch.”
Congratulations to Adrianna and all of the winners, and a huge thank you to Analise, Millie, Roslyn and Shantih, and to all of our amazing sponsors, for their support in our extraordinary 20th year of WAVE.