Bi-annually Northern Adelaide Senior college hosts an arts and music showcase featuring the talent and effort our students have made each semester on campus.
With the current COVID-19 restrictions, NASC arts and music leaders decided to push the showcase online.
“Previously we used to have a concert where all the members of the public are invited but due to COVID we decided to proceed a bit differently by doing the live streaming,” says Max Folly, Music and Digital Technologies Leader.
“The idea was to have our audience at home and then the school community to tune into the livestream.
“I think their online presence was really good and it showed that it could be done.”
The FOMO Music showcase was livestreamed on Facebook and featured students from NASSSA Community Learning Centre’s ENGAGE music program and Stage I, Stage II, VET Certificate II and III music students.
“I think the event was pretty good actually. I mean, I’m not going to lie it was actually kind of stressful trying to not mess up,” says Kira C., MC of FOMO Music and bass player for Music for Life.
“I was in Music for Life and the songs that we played was Creep by Radiohead (so that actually got interrupted in the stream and we had to play the song again and record it again), and our second song was the House of the Rising Sun by the Animals.”
FOMO Arts also moved their usual face-to-face exhibition online by creating a website available for students to view over a two-week period.
“They’ve all jumped straight onto their phones to have a look,” says Alyse, Visual and Digital Arts Leader.
“They’ve told a lot of their family and friends to have a look at it. All the feedback has been positive so far and teachers have been able to share that in the classrooms on the projector boards.”
“I enjoyed it,” says Sheree B., a NASC artist exhibiting her artwork on the FOMO Arts website.
“I thought it was really good to be able to watch everybody and see everybody’s art pieces and get an idea of what they did with their work. It was a good experience.”
The next FOMO Arts and FOMO Music showcase will happen again at the end of Semester 2 when final pieces are submitted to the SACE board.
“I think from what we have seen experimenting with the setup, in the future we’d prefer a mix where you still have the online presence but you still have people in the crowd,” says Max.
“I think the human element is important to the performance because of the energy of the performer and their energy with the crowd. With so many people in front of you, it pumps you to do better.”
“For the visual arts, graphic design and digital arts, we’re thinking it would be an online exhibition and it’ll be a website created by our Stage II students,” says Alyse.
“There’ll be a capacity for some face-to-face exhibition of the same works, so people can view them in different ways and they can go to both if they want.
“So that’s what we’re thinking moving forward that will allow us some flexibility based on the COVID situation, but allow for engagement of students onsite as well as offsite.”
Enrolments for 2021 are now open. If you’d like to enrol in any of our music or arts subjects, contact Northern Adelaide Senior College to book an appointment on (08) 7285 1600.