ArchiPaul Prize and art exhibition hosted by St Paul's High School, Booragul | photos

A SELF-PORTRAIT by year 11 student Abby Liu has been awarded the 2017 ArchiPaul Prize, the portraiture gong awarded by St Paul’s High School, Booragul.

The presentation of the ArchiPaul – the school’s answer to the Art Gallery of NSW’s Archibald Prize for portraiture – was the culmination of an outstanding art exhibition and night of entertainment.

“It was a fantastic event that is always much anticipated by our community,” the school’s acting leader of pedagogy (creative arts and languages), Sarah Adams, said.

“The exhibition showcased over 500 works created by our visual arts and visual design classes.

“Parents, teachers, students and friends gathered to acknowledge the immense talent that exists in our community.”

The year 12 body of works was particularly noteworthy, Ms Adams said. 

“We are consistently impressed by the works created by all of our students and, of course, incredibly proud.

We are consistently impressed by the works created by all of our students.

- Sarah Adams

“Not only did visitors get to see brilliant works of art, they were entertained by our talented musicians and served canapés by our hospitality students.”