Artists Shine at PLC Show




PLC was the hottest event ticket Friday night as art fans and aficionados swarmed to the opening of the annual Old Collegians’ Association Art Exhibition.


Jaye Weaver and Danielle Jones


This year’s show was a sparkling showcase of art talent and imagination with a host of local artists submitting works for viewing.



The school gallery was ablaze with colour, shapes and images in various mediums from more than 65 artists.


Saskia Thomas, Kate Montague and Suvita Rajamohan


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



These included Leone Broadhurst, Catherine Connor, Leon Pericles, Anne-Marie D’Arcy, Moira de la Hunty, Louise Farnay, Samantha Sadik, Colyn Henwood (whose work is featured at the top), Charmaine Le Roux, Narelle Manser-Smith, Jan Pittman, Olivia Samec, Elizabeth Saunders and many other talented contributors.


Karen Sadler and Sarah Allchurch


The weekend exhibition was officially opened with a vibrant cocktail party.



Gifted local artist and Old Collegian Samantha Sadik was this year’s Face of the Exhibition and displayed a selection of her distinctive works.


Samantha Sadik and PLC Headmistress Cate Begbie with one of Sam’s stitch pieces


Sam’s unique Sadik Stitch works, which combine painting interlaced with striking stitch work, are now highly sought-after in Australia and overseas.



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.


Bianca Venturi, Ella Dennis, Mel Livens, Casia Miethke, Sarah Wade and Pippa O’Malley


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.



The annual $500 Francesca Nelson Memorial Art Prize was awarded to Moira de la Hunty for her oil on canvas piece Monstera. The award is named in honour of this much-loved Old Collegian, past OCA President and school staff member.



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


Monica Cherry and Ethan Siegmund (Jody Fewster Team)


Major sponsors were Flametree,  Jodie Fewster Ray White, SiobhanWay Fine Jewelery and Advans Exhibition Services. Raffle prizes were donated by Henri, Penelope Sadler Designs and Urban Fable.


Matil Connor and Penny Thomas


Rebecca Warburton


Alicia Choate


Elena and Graeme McKellar

The PLC Old Collegians’ Association Art Exhibition is on from 10am to 4pm each day this weekend. There is a Pop Up Cafe at the school where you can enjoy home-made cakes, muffins, slices and fresh-brewed coffee.



















3 thoughts on “Artists Shine at PLC Show

    1. Yes, we ended up buying something this time round! Hard to resist. Went back to collect and tucked into a feast at the pop up cafe too!

    2. Would love to have seen some of you lot of old girls . Hope your good . ❤️catherine connor
      Ne McArthur . Wil try for next year as still in the outback @outbackmadness

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