On 30 August, St Paul’s High School, Booragul, held their 16th annual Art Show ‘Archipaul’, with several hundred attendees viewing works from students in Years 7 to 12 Visual Arts, TAS and Visual Design classes.
Together with the Archipaul Prize, with its focus on portraiture, the art show is inclusive in its mission, providing an opportunity for every Visual Arts student in the school to be represented.
Created within the classroom as part of the curriculum, the exhibit included: paintings, etchings, printmaking, skateboard design, digital and wet photography, jewellery design, sculpture, mixed media, murals, drawing and ceramics.
A number of major prizes are awarded each year, including the Art Show Winner (Junior and Senior); Encouragement Award (Junior and Senior); Visual Design Award and the Winner of the Archipaul Portrait Prize.
Regardless of prizes and awards, it is the inclusivity and community dimensions of the exhibition that are a highlight of the “Archies”.
With students providing the art, music and catering, those visiting the exhibition are given an opportunity to see our students’ creativity, problem solving, hard work, spirituality, sense of playfulness, skill, imagination, politics, dreaming and risk-taking, which all come to fruition in an evening such as this.
Further, it is an opportunity for collegiality, where there is a chance to work with students in different contexts to our classroom and where the staff of St Paul’s can support one another, working tirelessly to help make the evening a special community celebration.
The exhibition was, once again, a wonderful testament to the talent and skills of both teachers and students at St Paul’s and all are to be congratulated.
MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS
Eleanor Gould- Renaissance Portrait ‘Lady in Red’
Encouragement Award: Junior
Curtis Matthews- Screen Print
Encouragement Award: Senior
Natalie Winter- Portrait Renaissance
Visual Design Award
Bridie Camps- Skateboard
Photographic & Digital Media Award
Alanna Carew- Armada
Art Show: Junior Winner
Gabrielle Loveday- Portrait of Abbey Finn
Art Show: Senior Winner
Laura Miller- Acuity of Form
Archipaul Winners 2016
Highly Commended Awards: Archipaul Entries (Certificates)
Jacob Gower - Kyle on A Spacerock
Grace Kennedy - Magazine Cover
Mitchell Bennett - Portrait
Danielle Crouch – Self Portrait
Dylan Simone - Rah
Grace Betts – Self Portrait
Abby Nugent - Self portrait
Kala Liu – Self Portrait
Elliot Haines - Portrait
Natasha Ireland– Self Portrait
Highly Commended Awards: Art Show Entries (Certificates)
Tahlia Ebbeck - Altogether
Lily Betts - Skateboard
Olivia Fanning– Two Cultures painting
Kendyll Fahey– Combined Cultures
Jackson Morgan – Two Cultures painting
Lachlan Hemson – Koi Fish
Isla Laven - Poster
Lucas Houston -Ceramic Figure
Chelsea Fraser - Ceramic Figure
Luke Baker - Magazine Cover