Catholic Education Melbourne
Catholic Education Melbourne’s Creative Arts Exhibition has gone online as a digital experience, as voting for the People’s Choice Award opens. 2020 has been a record year for the number of entries received from schools to participate in the Creative Arts Exhibition. Over 650 artworks were submitted by 147 schools, presenting the curators with a highly challenging task to choose the exceptional works which would be exhibited. The Creative Arts Exhibition is a celebration of the artistic and creative talents and achievements of our students and their dedicated teachers and is a key opportunity to shine a light on the importance of the Arts within the curriculum.
The Creative Arts Exhibition website includes a virtual tour of the exhibition, interviews with artists, a film catalogue for the 2020 entries and a dedicated page for every single artwork. Works have been grouped into their curator-assigned categories, reflecting how they would have been displayed in the public exhibition.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open on the website. Closing at 12pm on Friday 1 May, winners will be announced at 3pm the same day.
We encourage our teachers to use the website as a resource for ideation and reflection, and to engage with professional learning opportunities in the Arts for 2021. We hope the digital exhibition provides students with an opportunity to feel proud of themselves and their work, and to celebrate their achievements with their families.
Congratulations to all students who had artwork selected for the Creative Arts Exhibition and to those who have been acknowledged with an award:
- Archbishop’s Award for Religious Art (Primary): Michael Dinh and Adrian Doan, St Monica’s School, Footscray
- Archbishop’s Award for Religious Art (Secondary): Michaela Gatt, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook
- Australian Catholic University Social Justice Award (Primary): Years 3 and 4 collaboration, Our Lady Help of Christians School, Eltham
- Australian Catholic University Social Justice Award (Secondary): Angela Torcasio, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Oakleigh
- Catholic Education Week Year 12 Award: Alana Lacy, St Aloysius College, North Melbourne
- Creative Arts Catalogue Cover 2020: Roman Paulo, St Anthony’s School, Melton South
- Creative Arts Committee Award (Primary): Cynric Renjith, Our Lady of Fatima School, Rosebud
- Creative Arts Committee Award (Secondary): Elena Pilo Boyl Di Putifigari, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Bentleigh
- Executive Director’s Acquisition Award: Rose Ree, Mount St Joseph Girls’ College, Altona
- Film Excellence Award (Primary): Harold Noonan, Our Lady Help of Christians School, Eltham
- Film Excellence Award (Secondary): Sarah Jones, Padua College, Mornington
- Melbourne Museum Still Life Award: Isobel Campbell, St Anne’s School, Sunbury
- National Gallery of Victoria Award for Creativity (Primary): Edie Shore, St Mary’s School, Hampton
- National Gallery of Victoria Award for Creativity (Secondary): Flora Kelly, Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak
- Portraiture Award (Primary): Reaiah Gatdula, St Peter Apostle School, Hoppers Crossing
- Portraiture Award (Secondary): Samantha Presti-Farkas, Emmaus College, Vermont South
- Royal Botanic Gardens Inspired by Nature Award (Primary): Mikayla Sangalang, Our Lady of the Way School, Kingsbury
- Royal Botanic Gardens Inspired by Nature Award (Secondary): Ella Jorgensen, Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris
- Scienceworks Inspired by STEM Award: Years 5 and 6 collaboration, Our Holy Redeemer School, Surrey Hills
- Zart Art Award (Primary): Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 collaboration, St Anthony’s School, Melton South
- Zart Art Award (Secondary): Vittoria Cugno, St Monica’s College, Epping.