2019 PLC Sydney Students’ Photographic Prize

Generously supported by PLC Sydney Foundation, the 2019 PLC Students’ Photographic Prize exhibition opened on Thursday 2 May at Adelaide Perry Gallery. On show in conjunction with Nicole Welch Contemporary Photography, courtesy of MAY SPACE, the exhibition was officially opened by Mr Richard Perram OAM, former Director, Bathurst Regional Gallery.

Inspired by the large sized landscapes and digital video works of award-winning, Bathurst-based photographer Nicole Welch, the theme devised for students for this year’s competition was ‘Stillness and Motion’ and this year’s entries were creative and varied. 

In his opening remarks Mr Perram congratulated the students on the creativity of their responses to the theme and commended the College for offering an exhibitions program that allows students opportunities to exhibit alongside professional artists. Mr Perram also spoke of his admiration for Nicole Welch’s photography and the artist’s unique approach to depicting the native Australian wilderness in a way that explores both contemporary and historical issues and relationships to the subject. 

On behalf of the students and staff at PLC Sydney, Gallery Curator Ms Courtney Wagner warmly thanked Mr Perram for his participation in the event. Art & Design Captain Claire Shi presented a gift of thanks.

Highly Commended award winners and recipients of a $50 art supplies voucher in each of the six sections were:

  • Pre-Kindergarten - Year 2: Skylar-Lovelle Tapia Year, 2
  • Year 3 – Year 6: Archiraya Stokes, Year 6
  • Year 7 – Year 8: Charlotte Edwards, Year 7
  • Year 9 – Year 10: Ishbel Craig, Year 9
  • Transition: Amber Bradley, Year 8
  • Year 11 – 12: Brianna Neowhouse, Year 12
  • Guest Speaker’s Choice Award: Imogen Chee, Year 4

The Overall Winner and recipient of a $200 art supplies voucher was presented to Jay Boyd, Year 10, for her photograph Apocalypse. Congratulations Jay!



Above: Yr 10 student, Jay Boyd, overall winner Students’ Photographic Prize for 2019, with her entry, Apocalypse.