Rewarding experience at Gallery on Brentham

art-exhibition-3The students at Aranmore Catholic Primary School are clearly committed to developing their passion and learning about art and its different media.

At their recently whole-school art exhibition, or Gallery on Brentham as it is known known, the school hall was transformed into an art gallery for the whole school community to enjoy and several students were recognised for their outstanding efforts.

One talented young artist, Year 6 student Lily Petch was selected by an independent committee (including award winning young Perth artist Ellen Norrish and Aranmore Catholic Primary School Principal, Margaret Williamson) for the inaugural Gallery on Brentham best in show award. Having to use a silhouette, Lily’s work ‘Starry mind’ was her way of demonstrating that the choices in life are limitless. Lily’s work was framed as part of her prize and is now on exhibit in the school’s reception area.

Some 300+ works from students in Kindy through to Year 6 were exhibited at Gallery on Brentham in 2016. The following students were also acknowledged as Year Group winners and were recipients of an inaugural Principal’s Choice Award:

  • Early Years – Aiden Jenkins (5yo) brought the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae to life
  • Years 1 and 2 – Jarvin Pinesi-O’Brien (7yo)from Leederville for his Marvellous Garden of Minibeasts creation
  • Years 3 and 4 – Sankara White (8yo), from Leederville for her uniquely designed an painted parasol/umbrella
  • Years 5 and 6 – Victoria Roberts-Long (10) for her work entitled Alone Here where children were given the task of designing a button tree

Congratulations to all our students for their wonderful works and to Anna Tancredi, curator and Art lead at Aranmore for inspiring students and teachers alike and for bringing Gallery on Brentham together. We look forward fondly to the 2017 Gallery.