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Talent on display at the 2017 Acquisitive Art Prize

Posted 6 June 2017

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

The Wesley College Society for the Arts Acquisitive Art prize had a tremendous response in its 21st year, with 164 entries submitted by Glen Waverley, St Kilda Road and Yiramalay students.

The Acquisitive Art Prize recognises exceptional talent of students, with entries submitted in a wide range of media including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

The works were judged by Trudi Harley, a portrait painter and co-founder of Atelier Art Supplies.

Glen Waverley Year 12 IB student Ryan Flintoff was the recipient of the Acquisitive Art Prize for his work ‘My Father’. When Ryan heard that he was the winner, he said, “I was extremely excited that my work was something people could appreciate.”

Ryan describes his work as, “looking at the importance of role models and influential figures in a boys’ life who shape what sort of man they become. It is also themed around modern day ideals of masculinity enforced upon us by society and the expectations of being a man.”

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Prize winner, Ryan Flintoff with his work 'My Father'.

Society for the Arts Director, Robert Breen spoke highly of the students, “from starting their careers with their art works displayed in the prestigious ‘Kelvinator’ art gallery in the family kitchen, through to this incredible show tonight. The students of Wesley College have certainly come a long way through their hard work and passion and the incredible guidance of their teachers. Congratulations to one and all involved.”

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Acquisitive Art Prize – Ryan Flintoff for his work ‘My Father’ (Year 12 GW)

Encouragement Awards – Tiffany Malo for her work ‘Untitled’ (Year 10, Yiramalay) and Mia Davidson for her work ‘Bella’ (Year 12, St Kilda Road)

People’s Choice – Vasilika Tsingos for her work ‘Inhumanity’ (Year SKR)

Packer’s Prize – Cooper Saunders for his work ‘Untitled’ (Year 10 GW)

Commendations to – Francesca Watts (SKR), Catharina Dobal (SKR), Victoria Ah Heng (GW), Jasmine Piacquadio (SKR) and Lachlan Baulch (GW).

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