PLC Show a Fantasia of Colour and Creativity




PLC is ablaze with creativity and colour this weekend; the school’s annual Old Collegians’ Association Art Exhibition is back.


Debbie Cohen-Jones and Yasmin Broughton


Art lovers flocked to the school for Friday night’s opening night cocktails and were greeted with arguably the best collection we’ve seen so far in the event’s 16 year history.


Alex Hutton and Duncan Hutton

 The show was a sparkling showcase of creative talent and imagination from a wealth of local artists.



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


Anslie Gatt and Louise Farnay


Works from budding young creators sat well beside pieces by well-established artists at the thoughtfully curated event.



Creative contributors included Alex Hutton, Earl Cole, Imogen Blow, Jude Willis, Kate Ellis, Louise Farnay, James Giddy, Alice Ford, Kirsten Hocking, Jos Myers,

Reif Myers, Corinne Barton, Samantha Sadik, and Colyn Henwood; just some of the many talents on display.


Danika Flet Thomas and Sarah Kostarelas


Despite the grim economic news of late, it was heartening to note many red stickers on artworks by the end of the opening event. But for those who didn’t make it to the opening night, fear not: there are still plenty of fetching works up for grabs.



This year’s show included wonderful creations from the Year Two PLC students and Junior School Art Club in the Celebration in Miniature display. It’s never too early to pick up a paintbrush!


Corinne Barton with her piece Sunrise on the Horizontal Falls

 The annual $500 Francesca Nelson Memorial Art Prize was awarded to Kirsten Hocking for her oil on canvas piece Catch a Golden Key. The award honours this much-loved Old Collegian who would have turned 60 this week.



All artworks are for sale, with the PLC OCA receiving a commission on each piece. Funds raised help provide bursaries for current students and other benefits for the school. 


Adrian Allen and Jos Myers in front of two of Jos’s pieces

This year’s major sponsors were Flametree,  Jodie Fewster, Ray White, Flametree Wines,  Siobhan Way Fine Jewelery and Advans Exhibition Services


Janny O’Connell and Fiona Kibblewhite


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.