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Student artists receive accolades


‘Life’ and ‘sleep’ were the themes of the winning artworks by two Catholic school students in the 2022 SACE Art Show awards announced recently.

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Meghan Lau from Loreto College was awarded the Flinders University Visual Arts Award for her work ‘The Nature of Sleep’, while Jemha Dimas from Mary MacKillop College received the Eckersley’s Art and Craft Encouragement Award for ‘The Controversy of Life’.

More than 100 art and design works were displayed at the exhibition held in Light Square Gallery during March and April, with all works still available to view in the online gallery.

The winning artwork by Jemha Dimas

The dramatic artwork ‘Misandry’ by Adelaide High School student Elise Capasso was voted the most popular work exhibited at the show.

SACE Board interim chief executive Michaela Bensley praised the creativity, innovation and technical skills demonstrated by students in the diverse works on display.

“Arts participation allows us to envision ‘the new’ or ‘what’s next’ by using imagination and creativity,” she said.

“Students have developed concepts from important topics spanning environmental conservation to their own personal struggles and emotions, then used deep understanding to transform these concepts into art and design works.

“They have bravely articulated their own voice and vision, and their works are the result of years of effort and dedication to honing their skills. By developing these skills and capabilities students will be well supported to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.”

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