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SACE celebrates young artists


Three Catholic school students have featured in the award winners list for this year's prestigious SACE Art Show.

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At the closing ceremony of the exhibition held at Light Square Gallery on April 14, the 2023 winners were presented with their awards. They included Catholic school students Brooke Woodbridge from Thomas Moore College, Rosie Lewis (Mercedes College) and Alana Adams (St Francis de Sales College).

Brooke’s artwork was selected as the winner of the SACE Art Show Poster Award and will be featured on next year’s art show poster. Entitled Critically Endangered, the multi-layered piece explores the ‘profound challenges our communities are facing’.

“This artwork was about the realisation of how ironic it was for me to see elephants as a symbol of safety and protection, when they are a critically endangered species,” Brooke explained.

“It was also a commentary on COVID-19 and the wastage of medical masks and how this impacts animals and the environment. I created a gallery version as well as a street art version, which was temporarily a wall mural at my school.”

Rosie received the Eckersley’s Art and Craft Encouragement Award for her work, The Biophilia Hypothesis and Alana was presented the Independent Education Union SACE Art Show Award for The Murmur of the World.

The artwork of 35 students from Catholic schools around the State was showcased in this year’s art show, which included 141 art and design pieces created by Stage 2 SACE students who studied Visual Arts in 2022.

Works included a broad range of oil and acrylic art, brand and marketing projects, architectural work, and digital designs.

Luca Camozzato from St Michael’s College created a 3D-printed board game.

SACE Board chief executive Michaela Bensley applauded the diversity and creativity displayed.

“The works in this year’s exhibition don’t just showcase the amazing talent of our young artists and designers, they are visual representations of the passion and problem solving, dedication and diligence across the thriving Class of 2022,” she said.

“Each student has brought to life their distinctive way of expressing themselves.

“Whether or not these students continue a career path with art and design, I’m confident they have nurtured their passions and developed a profound appreciation for the role that creativity and expression plays in all areas of the community.”

Tamika Gunson from St Dominic’s Priory College titled her acrylic on canvas painting, Enduring Memories.

The students from Catholic schools whose artwork was featured in the exhibition were – Eda Kho, Hannah Smailes, Cabra Dominican College; Holly Adey, Molly Field, Verity Selfe, Cardijn College; Carmela Scalzi, Milla Swain, Natalie Teasdale, Loreto College; Tania Sudareva, Mary MacKillop College; Olivia Connelly, Rosie Lewis, Mercedes College; Larson Pionilla, Rina Lieu, Nazareth Catholic College; Sukhsehaj Sidu, Rostrevor College; Amelia Bau, Sacred Heart College; Isabella Salandra, Poppy Fagan,  Isabella Laurendi, Saint Ignatius’ College; Amelia Milburn, Sienna Dichiera, Sophia Smith, St Aloysius College; Tamika Gunson, St Dominic’s Priory College; Alana Adams, St Francis De Sales College; Cara Frost-Krieg, Charlee Watt, St Joseph’s School Port Lincoln; Poppy Tarca, St Mary’s College; Cesar Machiste Guitian, Luca Camozzato, Madison Caldwell, Megan Adrain, St Michael’s College; Lilah Lamb, Tenison Woods College; Brooke Woodbridge, Christina Blair, Jaden Huynh, Teresa Nguyen, Thomas More College.

The SACE Art Show can be viewed online at

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