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Success for Arts students at MacKillop Exhibition


Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the opening of the prestigious MacKillop Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open until Sunday 1 December at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

  • Knock on Wood by Zak Rovers (Year 11). Winner VCE – VCAL Art Award
  • Pressure by Ella McDermott (Year 11). Highly Commended VCE – VCAL Art Award
  • Gang Gangs by Thomas Turner (Year 10). Highly Commended VCE – VCAL Art Award
'Knock on Wood' by Zak Rovers (Year 11)
'Knock on Wood' by Zak Rovers (Year 11)
'Pressure' by Ella McDermott (Year 11).
‘Gang Gangs’ by Thomas Turner (Year 10)

We also congratulate Lilly Skipper (Class of 2019) and Mr Peter Hughes, who spoke at the opening on Friday 15 November about their perspectives on the arts and its importance in education. In concluding her speech, Lilly said, “It’s events like these that encourage us to think on an elevated level within a powerful network of like-minded people, to gather and exhibit as a Christian community and to share the creative talents God granted us.” Read full speech

The atmosphere on the evening was enhanced by the beautiful guitar music provided by CMC student and 202 College Captain, Will Edwards.

Well done to all our visual arts students whose work was selected for display in 2019 (see below). There was an incredible array of styles and mediums and the following students work was beautifully executed.

  • Year 7: Hayley Feiss, Isaac Gee, Jedd Phillips, Jamie-Leigh Hearne
  • Year 8: Adele Barber, Sienna Lawry, Patrick Hannaford, Marley Gallagher
  • Year 9: Bayleigh McLeod, Andrew Beens, Daisy Perley

The MacKillop Art Exhibition showcases over 200 works from the fine arts across schools in the Sandhurst Diocese. Congratulations to the Catholic Education Sandhurst Council for the Arts (CESCA) on the tenth annual exhibition.

Thank you to Fr Tony Shallue for celebrating the liturgy and to Mr Paul Desmond, Director of Catholic Education Sandhurst. We are most appreciative of the Catholic Education office staff and members of the Catholic Education Sandhurst Council for the Arts (CESCA) for their work mounting the exhibition and hosting the opening celebrations.

It was good to welcome back Ms Philomena Billington, former Director of the Catholic Education Sandhurst, who returned to announce the Philomena Billington Arts and Social Justice Scholarship.

Zak Rovers with Mr Paul Desmond
Ella McDermott with Mr Paul Desmond
Ella McDermott with Mr Paul Desmond
Thomas Turner with Mr Paul Desmond
Mr Peter Hughes
Miss Lilly Skipper
Zak Rovers, winner of the VCE - VCAL Art Award
Lilly Skipper, Ms Philomena Billington, Mr Peter Hughes
Will Edwards provided entertainment for the opening