Perth College is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of its kind in Western Australia. The independent girls' school was founded in 1902 by an Anglican religious order called the Community of the Sisters of the Church. The school started off with just 32 students and now has a population of over 1,170 girls.
Fine Art at Perth College started 32 years ago in 1986 after the school purchased a Boissevain painting. It was suggested that a committee be formed within the school to raise funds to purchase more artworks, while also cultivating an awareness of art within the school.
A painting by Jessica Page
Since then, the Perth College Art Collection has grown to include over 250 paintings, sculptures, textiles and glass pieces. The school art committee has been sponsoring workshops for senior art students for over 20 years and recently started several Artist-In-Residence programmes which benefit the students.
Fine Art at Perth College will have a champagne opening on the 31st of March at 6pm with sales available from 7pm. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm from Saturday the 1st of April to Sunday the 2nd of April. If you would like to come along to the champagne opening night, tickets will cost $30 each. Please ring 9471 2107 to RSVP. If you want to skip the champagne opening night but come along to the exhibition, the cost will be a gold coin upon donation when you enter.
Perth College has a lot planned for the exhibition this year. The current artist-in-residence, Black Swan Prize winner Mark Tweedie, will have several works on display. There will be a large selection of paintings, mixed media, jewellery, sculptures and ceramics available to view and purchase. If you want to see a list of this year's exhibitors please click here.