Year 11 Corpus Christi College student Ava Komnick has been named Overall Winner and People’s Choice Winner of the prestigious St George’s Cathedral Award 2023 for her outstanding ‘Portrait of a Man’, oil on canvas painting of her grandfather.
“Using a subdued colour palette, I created a quiet and contemplative work that reflects the tranquillity of my grandfather’s presence,” Ava said.
“Every brushstroke carries the weight of memories shared, and the wisdom he has imparted.
“Subtle variations of light and shadow dance across his face revealing the wisdom gained through a lifetime of experiences,” she said.
St George’s Cathedral Art is a premier annual art education event in Western Australia, attracting entries from all school sectors across Western Australia with 5 entry categories.
The St George’s Cathedral Art Award provides an outstanding opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to present their work to a prestigious panel of judges, peers and community.
Principal Jeff Allen said the school is delighted for Ava on her outstanding achievement.
“It is a great honour to be name Overall Winner of the St George’s Cathedral Art Awards among immensely talented group of student artists,” Mr Allen said.
“At Corpus Christi College we celebrate the success of all our students; artistic, academic and athletic. We are extremely proud of Ava’s undeniable talent and dedication,” he said.
Corpus Christi College encourages every student to pursue their interests, reaching beyond their limits, with the help of staff who believe passionately in supporting them through every stage of their development.