A recent Creative Coffee meeting held in the library led to a request from students to have a fish tank in the library space. Meet our new fish – names and identifying images are still on their way from our Year 11 fish selectors!
Wisdom, our special sculpture, has had to be relocated for this fish to move in.
This art work, named “Wisdom”, was donated by the Luxton family in 1974. Their daughter Sarah was a student at our school.
The owl was chosen because of The College badge, which has an owl sitting on an open book. The motto comes from the Alexandra College motto (Scientia et Consicetia) translated into English: Knowledge and Wisdom.
The artist who created this sculpture was George Henry Allen. He was born in Bendigo, Victoria in 1900.
He was an official war artist from 1942-1945.
From 1945 he was Head of the Sculpture Department at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
George Henry Allen has made stone carvings for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
He won a competition for the Forecourt Memorial Group at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.
His preference for broad simplification of forms can be seen in this owl.