Among the winners were Brittney De Gouveia (Top Year 8 award) and Shelby Anderson (Best Sculpture award). A special mention also went to Holly Tomlinson for her sculpture.
But a class above was Galvin Yap, who was recognised with the top award for originality and innovative thought for his piece ‘Art or Rubbish? The Artist’s struggle’. It was the third consecutive year he has collected an award.
‘I was pretty shocked. I had been and looked at the entries and the standard was really high so to win was very unexpected,’ said the Year 12 student.
‘The inspiration for my rubbish art was that some people consider art to be rubbish. I took this literally and personified the issue.’
‘All up it took about 30 to 40 hours of work until I was happy with it.’
Emmanuel also claimed a school award for contributing a range of quality works to the exhibition.