Here’s what some of our graduates are up to post-QACI
Hilary Tapper (2008 Graduate)
Emmie Seaton (2012 Graduate)
Mateuse Pingol (2012 Graduate)
Gwilym Temple (2013 Graduate)
Theatre is a serious business for QACI Graduate Gwilym Temple – so serious in fact that he is heading into unchartered territory of creating his own unique theatre company after leaving school at the end of 2013.
Gwilym studied Theatre and Visual Arts at QACI, and is using skills learned there and his experiences working with other theatre groups to create something that is very focused on people aged up to 22 years of age. His Non-Profit theatre company is called Terranemo, which loosely translates to ‘No mans land’, and will serve as a collaborative hub for enabling young artists to showcase scripts.
Terranemo’s first official works are being released on 2nd December. They are devised by play-writes and performers aged 17-21, including a one-man show featuring Lachlan McFarlane, a fellow QACI Graduation from 2013.
What’s particularly special about Terranemo is the intention that no one will serve on the board for more than 5 years before passing the mantle on to someone else – creating a flow of continuing 17-22 year olds who are passionate about serving the abilities of theatrical youth.
Gwilym has applied for a Government Grant to develop a Creative Young Stars programme by Terranova and is looking forward to what the post-high school days will bring.
A practicum theatre piece that Gwilym created and showed at QACI in 2013 was Submerge – a story that examines a young couple’s relationship, and the various aspects of young love. It asked the question about whether this generation is capable of love living with the contemporary media that encourages everyone to grow up so fast.