St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul, to host annual art show on Tuesday, September 4 | photos

The 18th annual St Paul’s Art Show, encompassing The Archipaul Portrait Prize, will be held at St Paul Catholic College, Booragul, on Tuesday night.

The art show features works by the school’s visual arts students.

Creative arts and languages teacher, Sarah Adams, said the works in the show were created in the classroom as part of the curriculum.

“The works on exhibit include the mediums of painting, etching, printmaking, skateboard design, jewellery design, digital and wet photography, sculpture, mixed media, drawing and ceramics,” Ms Adams said. 

“Each year group within the visual arts and visual design courses also completes one unit in which there is a portraiture component – ranging from Chuck Close-inspired paintings in the year 10 visual art program, to pop art portraits in year 8 visual arts.”

There will be a number of prizes awarded for various artworks.

“But regardless of these prizes, it is the inclusivity and community dimensions of the exhibition that are a highlight of the ‘Archies’,” Ms Adams said.

The art show is an all-of-school event.

In addition to the students who provide the art and TAS projects, year 9 students provide music on the night, and year 11 hospitality students provide the catering.

“Those of you visiting the exhibition are given an opportunity to see our students’ creativity, their problem solving, their hard work, their spirituality, their sense of playfulness, their skill, their imagining, their politics, their dreaming and their risk-taking,” Ms Adams said.

The exhibition is a wonderful testament to the talent and skills of both teachers and students at St Paul’s.

- Teacher Sarah Adams

“Further, it is an opportunity for collegiality, where there is a chance to work with students in different contexts to our classroom, where the staff of St Paul’s can support one another, working selflessly to help make the evening a special community celebration.

“The exhibition is a wonderful testament to the talent and skills of both teachers and students at St Paul’s and we look forward to sharing our success with you,” she said.

The St Paul’s Art Show will be held in the college hall from 6.30pm on Tuesday, September 4. Visit