An Art-Full Weekend



PLC was the place to be on Friday evening as art lovers swarmed to the cocktail party opening of the Old Collegians Art Exhibition.

The annual showing is a dazzling showcase of creative talent and imagination by a wealth of local artists.



The school gallery was ablaze with colour, shapes and images in various mediums, from 58 artists.

Works on display were from emerging and well-established artists, with ties to the school.



These included Kate Ellis, Leon Pericles, Anne-Marie D’Arcy, Moira de la Hunty, Louise Farnay, Sam Sadik, Colyn Henwood, Narelle Manser-Smith, Jenny Davies, Olivia Samec, and many other talented contributors.



Award winners at PLC


This 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.

The annual Francesca Nelson Memorial Art Prize was awarded to Rebekah Clark for an impressive ceramic piece.



There was also an exciting auction of a stunning piece, Dawn Warriors, by Anne-Marie D’Arcy, depicting sunrise rowers on the Swan River. After some competitive bidding the painting sold for a tidy $5000. The proceeds will go towards school rowing equipment.



All artworks are for sale, with organisers receiving a commission on each work. Funds raised at the exhibition help provide bursaries for current students and other benefits for the school.



The PLC OCA Art show runs through the weekend so get down there for a a look. You may walk away with a masterpiece!



Meanwhile at Linton & Kay’s New Cottesloe Space

Also this weekend several prominent WA artists got together to chat about their works at Linton & Kay’s impressive new, light-filled space by the sea at south Cottesloe.

The gathering included Leigh Hewson-Bower, Jo Darvall, Leon Pericles AM, Stephanie Reisch, Sandie Schroder, and ‘Living Treasure‘ Pippin Drysdale.


Stephanie Reisch

The Cottesloe Unveiled exhibition marks the opening of Linton Partington and Gary Kay’s seventh gallery space in Western Australia.


Leon Pericles

The exhibition celebrates the depth of artistic talent and the vision of the directors through the gallery’s 25-year history.


Leigh Hewson-Bower, South Cottesloe Morning

The new gallery provides a unique opportunity for visitors to feast their eyes on impressive artworks while enjoying brilliant views of the Indian Ocean.


Pippin Drysdale

Linton & Kay endeavour to give both emerging and established artists a platform for their work across their seven facilities.


Jo Darvall, Elements


Said Curator Miranda BrownIn curating this milestone exhibition, I have felt the responsibility of story-telling through two- and three-dimensional artworks.


Sandie Schroder

I’ve done this whilst depicting the gallery’s journey: a fusion, in 2024, of the new geographic identity with our creative vision.


Drysdale ceramics

I have endeavoured to reveal the essence of where we are, in both time and in place.”



The Linton & Kay Cottesloe Gallery, at Unit 2, 40 Marine Parade, Cottelsoe, is open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.