2016 Angelico Exhibition
THE 23rd ANGELICO EXHIBITION
MONDAY 15th - FRIDAY 26th AUGUST 2016
2016 Angelico Exhibition Prize Winners
2016 Angelico Exhibition Opening Night
This year’s Angelico Exhibition of visual arts has once again proven to be a wonderful showcase of the talented Catholic school students from Years 7 – 12. With a total of 24 participating schools, from as far north as Broome and as far south as Albany, a total of 132 pieces of artwork were submitted for this year’s Exhibition. This year marked the 23rd Year of the Angelico Exhibition. The official opening ceremony was on Tuesday, 16th August.
Guests had the opportunity to view the artworks on arrival in the lobby of the Forrest Centre Perth and were greeted by the idyllic sounds of Chisholm Catholic College Flute Ensemble, our host school for the evening. Attendees were then invited to the outdoor space at Rigby's for the official presentation of the awards. The Most Reverend Don Sproxton, Auxilliary Bishop of Perth, officially opened and blessed the Opening Night. Dr Tim McDonald, Executive Director, Catholic Education Western Australia assisted the presentation of awards. John Aldous, Chairman, Catholic Arts welcomed distinguished guests, Principals, Art Teachers, Parents and Students to what proved to be a wonderful celebration of the impressive artworks on display.
This year’s judges were:
Fra Chris Ross – judging the Fra Angelico Award
Camilla Loveridge - General Judge
Janeen Murphy, Global Education Advisor, Caritas Australia - judging the Caritas Award
Russell Thom, Councillor, Parent’s & Friends Federation of Western Australia – judging Parent’s & Friends Encouragement Award
Trish Somers, Head of Junior School, Penrhos College – judging the Phil Somers Sculpture Award.
This year’s display consisted of an exquisite array of paintings, portraiture, still life, graphic pieces, sculptures and many other forms of interesting concepts of art.
The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund.
Sincere thanks to the dedication of the Angelico Committee and the Catholic Arts Office Staff who tirelessly worked to ensure the smooth running of the Exhibition. Thanks also to the Student Ambassadors from Chisholm Catholic College who gave of their time to welcome guests, and ensure the 250 guests were well catered for and entertained.
Thanks also to our sponsors Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Catholic Insurance Commission of Western Australia. Caritas Australia, Parents & Friends’ Federation of Western Australia and Catholic Development Fund.
Please view the gallery for photos of the opening night and the student’s artwork. Again, congratulations to all students who participated in the exhibition and thank you for a successful 2016 Angelico Exhibition.
2013 Angelico 20th Year Celebration
This year marks the 20th year Anniversary of the Angelico Exhibition which was celebrated in style at a Cocktail Function at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on the 12th April, 2013.
Major Ian Milne, Chairman, Catholic Arts welcomed invited guests including Ms Mary Retel, Deputy Director of Catholic Education representing the Director Dr Tim McDonald.
Guests were impressively welcomed by the Living Statues and enjoyed the sound of the Trinity College String Quartet accompanied by their teacher Lena Bennett.
Caitlin Barker-Malcolm, a 2012 award winner in the Exhibition, was invited to be the artist in residence for the evening and worked on an exquisite piece on the Freshwater Bay landscape.
Genevie Baker, Arts Consultant, Catholic Education Office, provided an entertaining insight into the history of the Angelico Exhibition from its humble beginnings within the offices of the Catholic Education office in 1993 to today where the exhibition attracts over 150 entries from Catholic High Schools from as far north as Broome.
The evening provided an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication of long standing Committee members throughout its 20 year history for those serving between 10 and 20 years.
This year the exhibition will be on display at Central Park in the CBD from Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August.