St George's Art 2019 Winners

WA's premier annual exhibition by senior high school art students takes place mid-year at St George's Cathedral.

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St George's Art 2019 Winners

St George's Art was once again was a resounding success and bigger than ever! This year, judges had the challenging task of selecting winners from a record 172 artworks contributed by 61 WA schools.

WA's premier annual exhibition by senior high school art students took place on 20-28 July in St George's Cathedral, and prizes were presented at a Gala Awards Night on 25 July.

Mikayla Grosse was declared Overall Winner for her work Quotidian Routine. This cleverly designed 3D video art piece explores the common experience of technology taking over our everyday lives. Mikayla is in Year 12 at Applecross Senior High School and plans to study screen production in Sydney to further her ambition to work in the film industry. Here is Mikayla’s description of the work:

'This work contemplates the monotony of everyday rituals, targeting the prevalence of technology in our lives and the unhealthy routines that come about as a result. Combining animation modelled over real video and the structural element of a building, I was partly inspired by the artist Tony Oursler. Each ‘room’ has its own story, but if you look carefully, some of the narratives are intertwined, much like our lives.'

Janet Holmes à Court provided the $500 prize for the Overall Winner. Four Category Winners were awarded $200 each, the People's Choice prize was sponsored by the State Buildings, and five Highly Commended artists received gifts from Jacksons Drawing Supplies.

These are the Category Winners, with extracts from their artwork descriptions:

2D: Annaliese Iliffe-Turner, Pa. 'Time is intangible and inevitable. In my production piece I have tried to visualise this idea of time through the lines of age and the stories faces tell.'

3D: Jordan Carrasco, Encapsulated. 'My artwork ... features my face and hands protruding from a wall, symbolising the feeling of being trapped by your own mind.'

Digital: Ally-May McGaw, Surface Tension. 'My [video] artwork represents the idea that anyone, regardless of their background or position in society, can be overcome by a mental illness at some stage in their life.'

Mixed Media and Textiles: Mia Shaw, Make Up of Me. 'My work explores my own family history that makes up who I am. The flower revealed behind each person symbolises their nationality.'

People’s Choice: Isabella Cotter, Roots. 'This still life painting is a reflection of my relationship with my mum, showing everyday objects that are symbolic to us.'

St George's Art is made possible by the St George's Cathedral Foundation for the Arts, City of Perth, and Anglican Community Fund.

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