The artworks are in, and St George’s Art 2019 is set to be the biggest so far, with an astonishing 173 students participating, from 61 schools.
Young artists in Years 10-12 have delivered their works to St George’s Cathedral to be photographed for the souvenir catalogue. Once this is completed, the curators will arrive to begin setting up the exhibition – quite a task this year with so many artworks to display along the Cathedral aisles.
Every year, students amaze the panel of judges with their extraordinary talent, as well as their ability to communicate their original perspectives on issues that affect their world. It’s no surprise to find a number of this year’s exhibitors tackling the problem of climate change, while others explore digital obsession, self-image, family fragmentation, the meaning of connection, the natural world, and more.
As each school is limited to submitting three artworks, the standard of work at this highly anticipated exhibition is always impressive, and this year is no exception. When the curators’ work is done, the baton is passed to the judges for the very difficult task of choosing winners in four categories, an overall winner, and a short list of highly commended works. Exhibition visitors will be the ones to choose the People’s Choice winner.
For further information about this year’s exhibition please visit the event page.