TDP 2020 GRADUATE

RUBY HAWKEN

BURWOOD GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t discovered the power of art and the gift of its wonder. It has shaped my life, and I feel so honoured to be surrounded by others who share my love. It is my intention to create a life founded in creativity, and the Talent Development Project has been a wonderful environment to begin evolving this intention.

There are simply no words to describe the gauntlets TDP lays before you and the joy felt when collaborating with other artists in order
to produce something new. I have spent the past eight years performing, and as I graduate high
school I will continue to learn and hopefully tick a multitude of exciting things off my bucket list.
Thank you TDP for this once-in-a-lifetime gift of experience. I’ll leave you with one of my
favourite quotes by Virginia Woolf: “I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond daily life.”