St Paul's creative showcase 'Archipaul'

On 30 August, St Paul’s High School, Booragul, held their 16th annual Art Show ‘Archipaul’, with several hundred attendees viewing works from students in Years 7 to 12 Visual Arts, TAS and Visual Design classes.

Together with the Archipaul Prize, with its focus on portraiture, the art show is inclusive in its mission, providing an opportunity for every Visual Arts student in the school to be represented.

Created within the classroom as part of the curriculum, the exhibit included: paintings, etchings, printmaking, skateboard design, digital and wet photography, jewellery design, sculpture, mixed media, murals, drawing and ceramics.

A number of major prizes are awarded each year, including the Art Show Winner (Junior and Senior); Encouragement Award (Junior and Senior); Visual Design Award and the Winner of the Archipaul Portrait Prize.

Regardless of prizes and awards, it is the inclusivity and community dimensions of the exhibition that are a highlight of the “Archies”.

With students providing the art, music and catering, those visiting the exhibition are given an opportunity to see our students’ creativity, problem solving, hard work, spirituality, sense of playfulness, skill, imagination, politics, dreaming and risk-taking, which all  come to fruition in an evening such as this.

Further, it is an opportunity for collegiality, where there is a chance to work with students in different contexts to our classroom and where the staff of St Paul’s can support one another, working tirelessly to help make the evening a special community celebration.

The exhibition was, once again, a wonderful testament to the talent and skills of both teachers and students at St Paul’s and all are to be congratulated.


Archipaul Winner

Eleanor Gould- Renaissance Portrait ‘Lady in Red’

Encouragement Award: Junior

Curtis Matthews- Screen Print

Encouragement Award: Senior

Natalie Winter- Portrait Renaissance

Visual Design Award

Bridie Camps- Skateboard

Photographic & Digital Media Award

Alanna Carew- Armada

Art Show: Junior Winner

Gabrielle Loveday- Portrait of Abbey Finn

Art Show: Senior Winner

Laura Miller- Acuity of Form

Archipaul Winners 2016

Highly Commended Awards: Archipaul Entries (Certificates)

  1. Jacob Gower - Kyle on A Spacerock

  2. Grace Kennedy - Magazine Cover

  3.  Mitchell Bennett - Portrait

  4.  Danielle Crouch – Self Portrait

  5.  Dylan Simone - Rah

  6.  Grace Betts – Self Portrait

  7.  Abby Nugent - Self portrait

  8.  Kala Liu – Self Portrait

  9. Elliot Haines - Portrait

  10. Natasha Ireland– Self Portrait

Highly Commended Awards: Art Show Entries (Certificates)

  1. Tahlia Ebbeck - Altogether

  2. Lily Betts - Skateboard

  3. Olivia Fanning– Two Cultures painting

  4. Kendyll Fahey– Combined Cultures

  5. Jackson Morgan – Two Cultures painting

  6. Lachlan Hemson – Koi Fish

  7. Isla Laven - Poster

  8. Lucas Houston -Ceramic Figure

  9. Chelsea Fraser - Ceramic Figure

  10. Luke Baker - Magazine Cover

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