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Congratulations Waverley Youth Art Prize Entrants, Winners and Clancy Religious Art Prize Entrants 

Artist Fox Stapleton with our exhibited artwork We are Waverley

Artist Fox Stapleton with our exhibited artwork for the Clancy Prize titled: We are Waverley.

The Waverley Youth Art Prize

The Waverley Youth Art Prize encourages creativity in young artists from across Sydney. It is open to anyone aged between 9 – 18 years old who is living, studying or even simply who plays in Sydney’s East. All artworks are hung so that future artists get to experience the joy of exhibiting and see an audience appreciate their work. Young artists also go in the running to receive encouragement awards including art packs and vouchers to attend classes at local institutions such as the National Art School.

The Waverley Youth Art Prize responds to a different theme each year. In 2021 the theme is: We are Family – Ancestors, Bloodlines and Belonging. This year we had many recipients from Junior and Senior school. We would like to congratulate all entrants for their excellent efforts and beautiful artworks. 

Congratulations to This Year’s Winners!

  • 1st Prize for 13 – 15 years – Joao Luca Coelho-Cornelius for his artwork Family Tree.
'Family Tree' by Joao Luca Coelho-Cornelius.

Family Tree by Joao Luca Coelho-Cornelius.

  • 3rd Prize for 9 – 12 years – Oliver Isaac for his artwork The Duck Family.
‘The Duck Family' by Oliver Isaac.

The Duck Family by Oliver Isaac.

  • 3rd Prize for 16 – 18 years – Logan McAuliffe for his artwork A Hidden Message.
A Hidden Message by Logan McAuliffe.

A Hidden Message by Logan McAuliffe.

Watch the Waverley Youth Art Prize Winner Announcement!


Congratulations to Clancy Religious Art Prize Entrants 

The annual Clancy Prize exhibition is open to all Sydney Catholic Schools’ secondary students. It is a celebration of our students’ creativity and spirituality, expressed through visual arts, and inspired by Cardinal Edward Clancy. The theme of the 2021 exhibition is: Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia. 

As previously mentioned, our College submitted a collaboration between Year 8 students Fox Stapleton, Renato Rovacchi, Oscar Wilson and Year 11 student Isaiah Close – Brown. Their triptych artwork We are Waverley reflected upon our history of Waverley College, significant people and the land we sit upon. 

21 May was the official opening night for the Art Prize where winners were presented. Sadly, our collaborative piece did not receive an award. The winner of the prize was a Southern Cross Catholic College, Burwood construction student Charlotte McCaughan for her artwork titled Tableland of Faith and Time.

Our artwork was however placed in the main gallery amongst the majority of the other prize recipients, which is a lovely compliment to have, amongst mostly Stage 6 artworks. Once the Clancy Prize Exhibition closes, this artwork will be exhibited at our College for everyone’s viewing. 

Congratulations again to our entrants and we encourage you to continue to be creative and submit your artworks into the various competitions in Sydney. 

The Clancy Prize Awards, presented by Executive Director of SCS, Tony Farley

The 2021 Clancy Prize Awards, presented by Executive Director of SCS, Tony Farley.


Ms Jenna Turnbull

Visual Arts Teacher