Official opening of St Mary’s College Art Exhibition

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3SMC Art Exhibition official opening


Friday 11 November marked the official opening of the St Mary’s College Art Exhibition, providing an insight into the ideas and creative processes of our Years 7 to 12 Visual Arts students.

The exhibition is the culmination of work produced by students in 2022 and a fantastic showcase of their talents, efforts and practical skill development across a range of mediums, including visual art, ceramics and digital/new media.

It’s also an opportunity for our emerging artists to build a profile for themselves, understand how exhibitions come together and create work to a professional standard.

Thank you to all families, friends and SMC staff members who attended the evening in support of our students, and to our Art department who challenge our students to strive for excellence.

Congratulations to our Senior School students who showcased their amazing work to the community. We are so proud of you and what you have achieved.

View the album online here.

We are pleased to announce the following 2022 Art Award recipients:

Year 7 Art Award
Charmaine Lee

Year 8 Art Award
Sajida Akbari

Year 9 Visual Art Award
Maggie James

Year 9 New Media Art Award
Laura Hanstein

Year 9 Creative Ceramics Award
Kate Hynes

Year 10 Visual Art Award
Georgia Wilson

Year 10 New Media Art Award
Ella Edwards

Packing Room Prize
Abby Wilson (Year 12)

The 2022 Acquisition award was presented to Caitlin Marr (Year 12), whose work has been selected to be displayed at the College as part of its permanent collection. Well done!













The College is thrilled to announce that senior students, Mackenzie Kinghorn, Caitlin Marr, Abby Wilson (Year 12) and Ava Thomsett (Year 11) have had their work selected for display in Tasmania’s ArtRage Exhibition 2023.

Presented by Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), the statewide touring art exhibition highlights the incredibly high standard of work produced by Year 11 and 12 students studying Art Production or Art Studio Practice as part of their Tasmanian Certificate of Education.

A representative from QVMAG visited the College to select the artworks, which reflect the originality of the individual students and the creativity that is encouraged by the College.

The exhibition will be open to the public from early 2023. Keep an eye out for touring dates for Hobart and Devonport in the new year.

Congratulations to our talented emerging artists!


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