It has been a busy couple of weeks in the Art Department with a number of Prize winners and exhibition selections. At the Sydney Catholic Schools Clancy Prize Exhibition for Religious Art, Kirra Nuttall has won the $1000 Brian Jordan Prize.
Kirra, who was in last year's HSC Art class, won the prize for her series of photographs of broken dolls taken at her Grandfather's business, The Dolls Hospital at Bexley. The Prize theme was concerned with mercy and Kirra's dolls stood as metaphors for the abused, trafficked and neglected children of the world who deserve our merciful assistance.
Matthew Claridge, of the same class won the $100 Australian Catholic University Prize for his portrait of his great uncle who died aged 20 at the battle of Poelcappelle. Matthew based his work on his discovery of William Dingley's war diaries and letters home.
Charlotte Joyce of Yr 12 also deserves congratulations for her selection in the Prize exhibition. Her portrait of St. Josephine Bakhita is abeautiful watercolour icon of the patron saint of the enslaved and trafficked.
In other news, 5 photographs by four of our students, have been selected as national finalists in the Moran Student Photographic Prize. 3 of these students participated in the Moran Arts Foundation incursion held at the college last November. We await the judges decision in April for Piper Wallis, Elana Gent, Connor Russell and Kirra Nuttall.
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