Creative talent on display at Chisholm Catholic College

07 November 2022

Guest speaker Olive Cheng (centre) with her husband and teacher Catherine Giannopoulos who taught and inspired Olive during her time at Chisholm.

The 2022 Chisholm Practical and Creative Arts Exhibition opened at Chisholm Catholic College on Monday 17 October with an energetic performance by the College Showband. The ceremony included the presentation of awards recognising students for their exemplary work in the learning areas of Design and Technology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Media and Photography.

The school were joined by Olive Cheng (nee Monte) from the Class of 2010, as Guest Speaker on Opening Night. Olive’s journey as she pursued her passion for art was inspirational. From receiving the Most Promising Artist and Angelico Award in Year 12, Olive completed university degrees in Design, Landscape Architecture and Primary School Teaching. Her love of art has taken her to Cape Town, Japan, and Italy. Olive is now working as an artist across a range of projects, exhibiting and working on commissions. She sells her art locally to the community and has it displayed in a range of local and formal settings, including Subiaco Markets and in wider audiences in art exhibitions around WA.

During the week the exhibition was open to the community and was enjoyed by staff and students from local primary schools, parents and visiting Year 7 grandparents, during the college’s annual Grandparents’ Morning.

Winner of the Tina Sacino Awward, Charles Cabaltera said:

‘I feel honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Tina Sacino Award. This achievement highly acknowledges my dedication to the work I produced. My heartfelt appreciation goes to the Arts Programme at Chisholm for endorsing the creative potential and talents of students.

‘I would also like to extend my gratitude and acknowledgment to the teachers of Visual Arts, past and present, who had dedicated themselves into helping and inspiring students develop a passion for art. They encourage the freedom of self-expression as well as providing many opportunities to work creatively using different art forms, mediums, and techniques.’

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