Students awarded portrait prizes

Tim Braham announcing the winners of About Face 2020/21

The artistic talents of students from Lake Munmorah’s St Brigid’s Catholic College were on full display over the beginning of the new year, with several students participating in the 2020/21 Gosford Junior Portrait Prize.

Open to locals aged 5-18, the About Face Portrait Prize is an opportunity for budding artists to demonstrate their talent by drawing a portrait of someone they know who is special to them.

Presented in partnership by the Gosford Regional Gallery, The Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation and Star 104.5, this year’s prize attracted 66 entries, and was once again judged by Patonga’s Jocelyn Maughan.

Entries were broken down into four age categories, with St Brigid’s students scoring five of the 18 awards in this year’s prize.

Awardees were Blake Sheehan, Highly Commended 12-15; Emily Henderson, third 12-15; Abbey Hughes, second 12-15; Emily Moore, third 16-18; and Erin Marini, second 16-18.

Gallery Team Leader, Tim Braham, said the calibre of entries this year was excellent and congratulated all artists involved in About Face 2020/21.

“Congratulations to all of the young people who entered.

“The quality of this year’s entries was fantastic, and the gallery is really thrilled to have had this exhibition on.”

About Face 2020/21 ran from December 19 to January 10.

Dilon Luke