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Spirituality in Art Award - 18 October 2016

The Spirituality in Art Award is an annual acquisitive prize of $250 for the best religious or spiritual art work submitted in during the year. The artworks can be in any media and in any style. Through creating these works, students were challenged to consider religion and spirituality in significant ways across personal, sacred, social, political and contemporary contexts.


There were a number of sophisticated entries in 2016, highlighting the depth of talent at Lourdes Hill College.


The winning entry for 2016 was the work of Year 12 student, Lia Drivas, entitled ‘Bianca’. Taking the concept of our lives being a journey, Lia explored the concept of youth through the fresh faces of teenagers. It is during our youth that we find out who we are. We encounter the aspects in life that we most like and what gives us our ‘spark’. Lia’s photograph focuses on the eyes and facial expressions. Eyes are a symbol of wisdom, sight and individuality as no two people are the same. Facial expressions can provide us with a glimpse into a person’s story. The tones, colour and shadowing on the photo have been created through layered images. The effect is to represent the inner emotions, feelings and spirituality of a young person; colourful, fun, reckless and expressive.


The winning and Highly Commended works were announced at assembly in front of the student body and also again at the Visual Art Exhibition on Thursday 6 October by the College Principal, Ms Robyn Anderson and guest artist and past pupil, Ms Gwenn Tasker.


Receiving Highly Commended awards were Michaela Brady (Yr 12), Chase Brockett (Yr 12), Jasmine Gaeta (Yr 12), Jazmin Duque (Yr 12), Caitlin Kearney (Yr 8), Keely Strauss (Yr 8), and Georgie Tutt (Yr 10). A special thank you must go to all the Visual Art staff for their constant support of the students and nurturing their artistic growth.


Rachel O'Brien

Head of Faculty - Arts 

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