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On Tuesday, 9th April the Diocese held the annual Holy Week and Easter Art Storytelling Award Ceremony and Art Exhibition. Our morning commenced with a Liturgy led by Bishop Michael McKenna and student representatives. In 2024, students from Years 9 and 10 from seven schools across the Diocese presented artworks for consideration by the judges. The student artworks highlighted a broad range of artistic interests and a varied connection to Scripture. Students and their teachers work hard to gain the best possible outcomes and should be very proud of their efforts in 2024.

Ted Lewis, a world-renowned landscape artist from Orange had the challenging task of selecting place-getters and highly commended awards. Our schools were fortunate to have Ted visit them at the end of 2023 to workshop and develop some of the art that had been started. The advice Ted was able to provide during this time was certainly reflected in the completed work presented as part of the exhibition. Ted commented that it was clear to him that students had taken on his advice as a means to develop their art. Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is thankful for Ted’s ongoing support of Easter Art.

Major Awards include the Bishop’s Award, The Executive Director’s Award, The Dean’s Award, The Mayor’s Award, and the Connect@home Award.

The quality of artwork was strong across all entrants and we congratulate those who were awarded prizes during the awards ceremony.

Paul Hughes
Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst

Bishop's Award - Ebony Year 10 "The Power of the Holy Spirit" - Mudgee
First Place - Isabelle Year 10 "Fulfillment" - Lithgow
First Place - Evelyn Yr9 "The Prayer" - Orange
Executive Director's Award - Natalie Yr10 "Doomsday" - Dubbo
Mayor's Award - Ella Yr9 "One Last Hope" - Wellington
Deans Award Kassie - Yr10 "Clothed & Crossed" - Dubbo
Connect@home -Danella Yr9 "Jesus Arisen" - MacKillop