St George’s Cathedral to house WA students’ artwork

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Shenton College students Pearl Gill-Hille (Y12), Bridget Hutchinson (Y11) and Ruby Trevor-Mills (Y11) will exhibit their artwork at St George's Cathedral from July 20.
d494396a Shenton College students Pearl Gill-Hille (Y12), Bridget Hutchinson (Y11) and Ruby Trevor-Mills (Y11) will exhibit their artwork at St George's Cathedral from July 20.

ST George’s Cathedral will be home to 172 original art pieces from July 20, including the work of three Shenton College students.

Year 11 students Bridget Hutchinson and Ruby Trevor-Mills and Year 12 student Pearl Gill-Hille will have their pieces on display as part of the 17th annual St George’s Art exhibition.

Year 10 to 12 students across the state were selected to showcase their artwork.

Bridget said her art piece DEM_T_A was based on her grandfather suffering Alzheimer’s disease.

Her piece explores the overwhelming fear often experienced by family members of being forgotten.

“My piece places someone in the position of reminiscing upon an old memory and forgetting fragments of it, as the progress of Alzheimer’s is unfortunately inevitable,” she said.

Pearl’s artwork Child, Behind Bars tells the story of a young child displaced in an adult environment, while Ruby’s piece Life in Plastic resembles a Barbie with plastic surgery marks to demonstrate the impact of social media on body image.

Prizes will be presented to selected works at a Gala Awards Night on July 25.