Congratulations to the winning artists for 2019!

Awards were presented to the Overall Winner, four Category Winners and five Highly Commended artists at the Awards Night in St George’s Cathedral on 25 July.

Overall Winner: Mikayla Grosse for Quotidien Routine
This cleverly designed 3D video art piece explores the common experience of technology taking over our lives and becoming our routine. Mikayla is in Year 12 at Applecross Senior High School and plans to study screen production in Sydney to further her ambition to work in the film industry.

Here is Mikayla’s description of the work:
“This work contemplates the monotony of everyday rituals, targeting the prevalence of technology in our lives and the unhealthy routines that come about as a result. Combining animation modelled over real video and the structural element of a building, I was partly inspired by the artist Tony Oursler. Each ‘room’ has its own story, but if you look carefully, some of the narratives are intertwined, much like our lives.”

The judges selected Mikayla’s work from amongst a record 172 works from 61 schools, on display in St George’s Cathedral.  For further information on the winners please click here.