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Congratulations to our Clancy Religious Art Prize Artists

ZacCoonan_My ConnectionToHeaven

Zac Coonan: 'My Connection To Heaven'

The 23rd annual Clancy Religious Art Prize is an exhibition open to all Sydney Catholic Secondary Schools. The prize is a celebration of students’ creativity and spirituality, expressed through Visual Arts, inspired by Cardinal Edward Clancy. 

The Clancy Religious Art Prize is named in honour of Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, the seventh Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. This art prize is a moment when we can encounter and appreciate beauty through the works of our students. This years theme encompassed ‘Scripture: The Bridge between Heaven and Earth.’

Waverley College entered submissions from Zac Coonan (Year 10) and a collaborative piece by James Iatrou, Finn Stranix and Anderson Franulovich (Year 11). 

Zac Coonan’s photographic work ‘My Connection to Heaven’ placed 3rd, receiving the Brian Jordan Prize. Zac’s selected photograph demonstrates his interpretation of the art prize’s theme and how he sees the ocean, sky and horizon line as the bridge to heaven. Congratulations Zac on a prestigious achievement.

Congratulations Zac Coonan for placing 3rd and winning the Brian Jordan Prize

Congratulations Zac Coonan (Year 10) for placing 3rd and winning the Brian Jordan Prize

Collaborative ceramic artwork by Finn, James and Anderson, was inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy and his ephemeral artworks. Their interpretation of the theme was conceptual and of high calibre.

Collaborative Artwork by James Iatrou, Finn Stranix and Anderson Franulovich: 'He is Preparing His Eternal Place for You'

Collaborative Artwork by James Iatrou, Finn Stranix and Anderson Franulovich: ‘He is Preparing His Eternal Place for You’

Collaborative Artwork

Lastly, congratulations and well done to Zac, Finn, James and Anderson in their efforts to create such conceptual and reflective artworks of our faith. 

Should you wish to participate in art competitions, please speak to Ms Turnbull in Visual Arts for upcoming events. 

 

Ms Jenna Turnbull

Innovation Coordinator and Visual Arts Teacher

E: jturnbull@waverley.nsw.edu.au