School of Art glows under Twilight festivities

1 December 2014

Around 3,000 art lovers, parents, children and members of the University community visited the School of Art precinct for the 2014 ANU Twilight Festival.

This year’s festivities included a sumo suit wrestling ring, live music, a petting zoo featuring cute and cuddly animals and an appearance from Pasifika Australia dancers from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.  

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young addressed the crowd, saying the event helps bring ANU together to celebrate achievement through the year.

Professor Young also announced the winners of the 2014 Bake Off.

Best Decorated Cake went to ANU alumna Linda Mouat-Milbourne for her carrot cake which featured a ginger bread house on top.

The Best Tasting Cake went to last year’s Best Overall Cake winner, Andrea Butler, for her pink satin cake decorated with red rose petals.

The winner of the Best Overall Cake for this year was student Chloe Brett for her creation depicting the storybook character Peter Rabbit.

Chloe won the KitchenAid mixer.Those who registered to attend the Festival went into the draw to win the piece of art called Bowl and Vase 2014, by Mark Saunders. A staff member from Human Resources was the winner of the artwork.

The Twilight Festival also gave the community the chance to preview and purchase works from the ANU School of Art’s Graduating Exhibition for 2014, ahead of the exhibition’s official opening.