Painting of grandfather earns Corpus student prestigious award

09 August 2023

Ava Komnick was named Overall Winner and People’s Choice Winner of the prestigious St George’s Cathedral Award 2023 for her ‘Portrait of a Man’, oil on canvas painting of her grandfather.

Ava Komnick, Year 11 student said,

‘Using a subdued colour palette, I created a quiet and contemplative work that reflects the tranquility of my grandfather’s presence. Every brushstroke carries the weight of memories shared, and the wisdom he has imparted. Subtle variations of light and shadow dance across his face revealing the wisdom gained through a lifetime of experiences.’

St George’s Cathedral Art is an annual art education event in Western Australia, attracting entries from schools across the state. The St George’s Cathedral Art Award is a great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to present their work to a prestigious panel of judges, peers and community.

‘We are delighted for Ava on her outstanding achievement, it is a great honour to be

named Overall Winner of the St George’s Cathedral Art Awards amongst immensely talented group of student artists.

‘At Corpus Christi College we celebrate the success of all our students; artistic, academic and athletic. We are extremely proud of Ava’s undeniable talent and dedication,.’ said Jeff Allen, Corpus Christi College Principal.

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