PLC Art Show Awash with Talent




It was standing room only as local art fans flocked to PLC for its annual Old Collegians Art Exhibition.


Riona Williams, Edwina Nattrass and Margot Nattrass


This year’s show, which kicked off on Friday night, was undoubtedly the biggest and best yet with a record number of artists submitting works of an impressively high standard.


Tessa MacKay’s piece Katie Noonan won the Francesca Nelson Prize.


The school gallery was ablaze with colour, shapes and images in various mediums from over 70 artists.


Kieren Gara, Peter Swingler, Emma Falconer and Fi Vander Berg


Works on display included those of budding young creators and pieces by well-established artists.



These included the winner of the 2019 Archibald Packing Prize, Tessa MacKay, Leon Pericles, Louise Farnay, Jacinda Bayne, Genevieve Montgomery, Aurelie Yeo and many more.


Karen Sainty and Genevieve Montgomerie


The exhibition, which ran through Saturday and Sunday, was officially opened Friday evening with a vibrant cocktail party.


PLC Principal Cate Begbie


Each annual exhibition continues to be a celebration of the creativity and vitality of the arts within the school community, and there were plenty of red stickers on pieces by the end of the opening event.


Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins and Sara Vaughan


This year’s show included wonderful colourful and creative works of the Year Two  PLC students and Junior School Art Club in the Celebration in Miniature display.



All artworks were for sale, with the PLC OCA receiving a commission on each work to cover costs of running the exhibition and to support other activities.


Brigit Lindhjem


Funds raised at the exhibition help provide bursaries for current students and other benefits for the school.


Narelle Manser-Smith with her piece


Raffle prizes were donated by Siobhan Way Fine Jewellery, Henri Living, Louise Farnay, Aromotherapy Lab and Dianne Caine Australia.


Steve Bailey and Louise Horwood


The $500 Francesca Nelson Memorial Art Prize was also awarded on the opening night to Tessa MacKay for her painting Katie Noonan.


Roderick MacKay, Tessa MacKay and Jacinda Bayne


The award is named in honour of this much-loved Old Collegian, past OCA President and school staff member.


Rebecca Dunston


Jennifer Egerton-Warburton and Edwina Warburton



See you at next year’s show!


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