Angelico Exhibition’s virtual launch

03 September 2020

The Angelico Exhibition, an important centrepiece of the Catholic Arts program of events each year, has launched online today, with the COVID-prompted virtual format creating opportunities to reach new audiences with student work.

In 2020 the Angelico Exhibition received over 300 visual arts entries from students across Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) schools, with awards presented last week at the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville for categories in primary and secondary age groups. 

While the awards were not presented at the opening night event as in previous years, and works were not on display in a public venue, a physical exhibition was installed to allow for the virtual, interactive walk-through exhibition to be created. 

The virtual exhibition will allow the traditional audiences of students, family and friends and the general public in Perth to view the work safely in light of COVID-19 precautions, and it also increases accessibility and opens up the exhibition to audiences who would never have been able to visit physically at a gallery space.  

Primary and Secondary award winners at the 2020 Angelico Exhitibion awards presentation at the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville.

The Angelico Exhibition launched online today at It can be viewed on most devices, as well as with virtual reality headsets for a more immersive experience. A voting function is built into the virtual exhibition, allowing visitors anywhere to have their say in the Peoples’ Choice Award category. 

Catholic Arts Chair, Darryl Winsor, said that Catholic Arts staff and working committees had risen above the challenges of 2020 to find new ways for students to engage with the Arts. 

“The Virtual tour of the Angelico Art Exhibition is the first of its kind for us, and we hope it will become a fixture to accompany the physical exhibition into the future,” Mr Winsor said. 

The Peoples’ Choice Award, in Primary and Secondary categories, will be decided on votes, which are open for two weeks from today (closing 17 September).
Congratulations to the winners of the other Angelico Exhibition 2020 award categories: 

Primary Years 

Fra Angelico Award 

Ella Bihrenbrodt, Year 5, Our Lady of Grace School, North Beach
“2020 Vision” 

Highly Commended
Elizabeth Levey, Year 6, John XXIII College, Mount Claremont
“Family Tree”  

PrePrimary – Year 2 

1st Prize 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional
Priscilla Hlawn Ching, Year 2, Mercy College, Koondoola
“I Caught An Alien” 

2nd Prize 2 Dimensional
Sarah Vollath-Hale, Year 1, St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School, Redcliffe
“My Happiness” 

Year 3 – Year 6 

1st Prize 2 Dimensional
George New, Year 6, Hammond Park Catholic Primary School, Hammond Park
“The Gate To Freedom” 

2nd Prize 2 Dimensional
Lucy Byrne, Year 5, St Mary MacKillop College, Busselton
“Abstract Poppies” 

1st Prize 3 Dimensional
Luca Patak, Year 6, Aquinas College, Salter Point
“Benin Bronze Armour” 

2nd Prize 3 Dimensional
Sarah Rose Sheely, Year 6, St Anthony’s School, Wanneroo

Group Submission Prize Winner
Year 6, Trinity College, East Perth
“The Choir” 

Secondary Years 

Fra Angelico Award 

Bridgette Galipo, Year 11, Santa Maria College, Attadale

Highly Commended
Sophia Aramis, Year 11, Chisholm Catholic College, Bedford
“Divergent Spirit” 

Rachel Whitechurch, Year 12, Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park

Year 7 – Year 10 

1st Prize 2 Dimensional
Isabella Cross, Year 10, Corpus Christi College, Bateman
“Rising Mind” 

1st Prize 3 Dimensional
Leah Frisina, Year 10, Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook

2nd Prize Overall
Timothy Dick, Year 7, Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef
“Australia Is Burning” 

3rd Prize Overall
Rosie Houston, Year 10, Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park
A Sense Of Place” 

Group Submission Prize Winner 

Year 7, Aquinas College, Salter Point

Highly Commended 

Oliver Renton, Year 10, Christian Brothers College, Fremantle

Bella Roselli, Year 8, Mater Dei College, Edgewater
“Cactus Triptych” 

Isabelle Hughes, Year 10, Chisholm Catholic College, Bedford
“My Sister’s A Virus” 

Year 11 & Year 12 

1st Prize 2 Dimensional
Siobhan Stevens, Year 12, Corpus Christi College, Bateman
“Separation Of Self” 

1st Prize 3 Dimensional
Beth Prendergast, Year 12, Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park
“Man Up” 

1st Prize Drawing
Chelsea Nguyen, Year 11, Mercy College, Koondoola

2nd Prize Overall
Tia Christophers, Year 12, Emmanuel Catholic College, Success
“Never Cast A Shadow” 

3rd Prize Overall
Christabelle Kusnowirjono, Year 11, Corpus Christi College, Bateman

Highly Commended
Matthew Cox, Year 11, Aquinas College, Salter Point

Kira Pinto-Quin, Year 12, Irene McCormack Catholic College, Butler
“Life Beyond The Target” 

Domenico Germano, Year 11, Trinity College, East Perth
“Stag Oni” 

Caritas Award
Athena Route, Year 12, Mater Dei College, Edgewater
“The Value Of Intangible Memories” 

Catholic School Parents WA – Encouragement Award
Isabelle Hughes, Year 10, Chisholm Catholic College, Bedford
“My Sister’s A Virus” 

Phil Somers Sculpture Award
Matthew Cox, Year 11, Aquinas College, Salter Point

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