Jane Crawford and Danielle Benda enjoyed opening night

Wow.

That was our reaction as we walked into PLC’s annual art show last night.

Tess Mackay

(And that was even before trays of smoked salmon blini, enticing sandwiches and Flametree wines were proffered to us by beaming students in tartan.)

Richard and Nicole Wright

No, it was the abundance of quality art, from former students, family members and friends of the school, that was so impressive.

Leone Broadhurst and Sam de Sillery

Artist Narelle Manser-Smith has done an outstanding job in curating this year’s works so that every piece, no matter where hung, looks at you and says “take me home and hang me up.”

Narelle Manser-Smith

And many of the enthusiastic crowd were quick to do just that; red stickers were leaping onto the walls within minutes of the doors opening.

Jane Matthews and Tash Wenn

Tessa Mackay, a PLC  2008 “old girl” who this year won the Archibald Packing Prize for her portrait of David Wenham, had six works on display and gave a fascinating talk to the 200-strong crowd.

Ronnie Goldberg and Brad Smyth

No longer just a colourful fundraising event for the school, the Old Collegians Association’s exhibition has gradually morphed into an important showcase of work celebrating some of WA’s most talented artists.

Maxi, Karen and Emily Ford

With many local galleries now gone, the importance of this kind of event in highlighting the work of our local creatives can not be overemphasised. 

Loiuse Farnay and Sascha Hill

To see works by Leone Broadhurst,  Aurelie Yeo,  Leon Pericles, Shelley Cowper, Ray Eastwood, Narelle Manser-Smith, Kim Maple,  Narelle Pendlebury, Louise Farnay – to name just a few of the many talented artists –  head to PLC this weekend.

Katrina Burton and Jenny Fairweather

Venue:  PLC Senior School Foyer (entrance off McNeil Street)

Continuing Exhibition:  Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

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