Creativity takes centre stage at Angelico exhibitions 

27 August 2019

The Catholic Arts season is in full swing with the 26th Angelico Secondary Exhibition open this week at Forrest Centre in the Perth CBD. 

The exhibition opening and awards presentation took place last week with Student Ambassadors from host school, St Norbert College, responsible for welcoming guests with catalogues and catering, with the College’s guitar ensemble adding to the ambiance. 

Awards were presented for 2D, 3D and drawing for Years Seven to 10, and 11 and 12, along with special prizes including the prestigious Fra Angelico Award, which this year went to St Clare’s School Year 11 student Dixie Bonney for her piece ‘Oneness.’ 

Jasmine DellaBona from Year 12 at Santa Maria College won the Caritas Award for ‘Hopel’ and Servite College Year 12 student Christine Stinnette received the Catholic School Parents Western Australia Encouragement Award for ‘Lest We Forget’. 

The Phil Somers Sculpture Award was won by Year 11 student Kaide Wheelock from Prendiville College for ‘Harmony And Peace, My Utopia’. 

Named after Blessed Fra Angelico, Patron before God of Artists, the Angelico exhibitions showcase the talent of student artists from many Catholic schools and colleges across the State. 

The Angelico Secondary Exhibition is open to all students from Years 7-12 and this year attracted 169 entries from 32 schools as far North as Broome and South to Busselton; the General Judge was Dallas Perry and the Fra Angelico judge was Fr George Kolodziej. 

The Primary Angelico Exhibition, in its third year in 2019, was on display prior to the Secondary Exhibition, and included 104 entries from 21 schools. 

Primary Exhibition judges, including artist and teacher Sarah Hannah, noting the exceptionally high quality of artworks. 

The Primary Fra Angelico Award, judged by Br Stephen Barker, was awarded to Year 6 student Isabelle Milne from Mother Teresa Catholic College for ‘God’s Love Shines Within You’. 

The Primary People’s Choice Award went to a group submission from Year 5 at Mercy College, ‘Food For Thought’. 

Exhibition organiser Nikki Neville from Catholic Arts said both events this year had been hugely successful. 

“I was particularly happy to see so many entries from our regional and remote schools,” she said. 

The standard at both levels was fantastic and I highly recommend a visit to the exhibition.” 

There is still time to see the Angelico Secondary Exhibition, which runs until Friday 30 August at the Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth. 



2019  Angelico Exhibition Prize Winners

Primary Exhibition

Fra Angelico Award:

  • Isabelle Milne – Year 6
    Mother Teresa Catholic College
    “God’s Love Shines Within You” 

Fra Angelico Highly Commended: 

  • Lauren Branch – Year 6
    St Jerome’s Primary School
    “Saint Cecilia, Patroness Of Musicians” 

Pre Primary – Year 2 

1st Prize Two Dimensional: 

  • Rafaela Samuelsson Scopel – Year 1
    St Kieran Catholic Primary School
    “Beautiful Mum” 

2nd Prize Two Dimensional:

  • Harry Priest – Year 2
    St Mary MacKillop College
    “Vase Study”

Years 3 – 6 

1st Prize Two Dimensional: 

  • Oscar Buck – Year 4
    St Mary MacKillop College

2nd Prize Two Dimensional: 

  • Veronica Jess – Year 6
    St Michael’s School
    “Botanical Beauty”

1st Prize Three Dimensional: 

  • Christopher Chan – Year 4
    “Trash Bird” 

2nd Prize Three Dimensional: 

  • Joshua Karelis – Year 5
    Trinity College
    “Great Chrome Shark” 

Group Submission Prize Winner 

  • Year 5
    John XXIII College
    “Australian Night Watch”

Primary People’s Choice Award Winner 

  • Group Submission – Year 5
    Mercy College
    “Food For Thought”

Forrest Centre Tenant’s Choice Award Winner (Primary) 

  • Zane Garbutt – Year 6
    Holy Cross College

Secondary Exhibition

Fra Angelico Award: 

  • Dixie Bonney – Year 11
    St Clare’s School

Fra Angelico Highly Commended: 

  • Jacinta Posik – Year 12
    Kolbe Catholic College
    “A Father’s Presence” 
  • Eloise Levy – Year 12
    John XXIII College
    “Strung Together”

Years 7 – 10

1st Prize Two Dimensional: 

  • Sienna Shortland – Year 9
    Sacred Heart College
    “Ocean Life”

1st Prize Three Dimensional: 

  • Simon Poelina  – Year 9
    St Mary’s College
    “Brolga On The Rocks”

2nd Prize Overall: 

  • Emily Pinch – Year 10
    Irene McCormack Catholic College

3rd Prize Overall: 

  • Nolan Robinson – Year 8
    Aquinas College
    “The End Of Ice Cream”

Group Submission Prize Winner 

  • Year 7
    Trinity College
    “Making Way For The New”

Highly Commended: 

  • Riley Woods – Year 8
    Christian Brothers College
    “Rainbow Rays” 
  • Amy Shang – Year 10
    Emmanuel Catholic College
  • Matilda Dillon – Year 8
    Irene McCormack Catholic College
    “Coral Reef”

Year 11 & 12 

1st Prize Two Dimensional: 

  • Alexa Keller – Year 12
    Chisholm Catholic College
    Until The Cows Come Home”

1st Prize Three Dimensional: 

  • Madison Snelling – Year 11
    Prendiville College
    “The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts”

1st Prize Drawing: 

  • Kellieanne Shenton – Year 12
    Mater Dei College
    “Lost But Not Forgotten”

2nd Prize Overall: 

  • Caitlin Barker – Year 12
    Seton Catholic College
    “Beauty Rich But Rare” 

3rd Prize Overall: 

  • Grace Downs – Year 12
    Iona Presentation College

Highly Commended: 

  • Sharon Nguyen – Year 12
    Chisholm Catholic College
    “Paddle Pop Generation”
  • Alyssa Lewis – Year 11
    Mandurah Catholic College
    “The Beatification Of Nature”
  • Georgia Scarfo – Year 12
    Prendiville Catholic College
    “Broken Armour” 

Caritas Award

  •  Jasmine DellaBona – Year 12
    Santa Maria College

CSPWA – Encouragement Award

  • Christine Stinnette – Year 12
    Servite College
    “Lest We Forget” 

Phil Somers Sculpture Award

  •  Kaide Wheelock – Year 11
    Prendiville College
    “Harmony And Peace, My Utopia” 


Share this article.



2022 QCE Awards, a celebration of student’s commitment to Christian leadership

CHRIST THE KING CPS_2022_PhotographyByMattBiocich-89-1920

Mobile maker labs allow students to tinker and learn


Start of term message: Debra Sayce