"With over 100 submissions (116 to be exact), the Art Competition went super successfully and that is all thanks to you guys and the amazing talent among the Members."
Those were the words of the organiser of this year's St Margaret's Art Competition, Imali de Silva, who is also the President of the Executive Committee of the Members' Association this year.
The Competition comprised five sections, namely painting, drawing, photography, literary and other. Competition judges for the first three sections were local artists Pauline Bellamy (also a College Fellow) and her husband John Bellamy of Bellamys Gallery in Macandrew Bay.The Dean of Students, Jill Spencer, judged the literary and other sections.
All the entries were specially displayed in the Valentine Common Room (VCR) for Members to enjoy after our Formal Dinner in the Norris Dining Hall on Sunday, 11 September. The display continued until after dinner on Monday, 12 September to give everyone including staff an opportunity to view the wonderful work that Members produced.
Huge and appreciative applause was given to each of the following Members for their winning entries at the awards event in the VCR on Sunday evening:
Painting 1st place: Ella Fredricsen ("Colour study")
Painting 2nd Place: Amira Jain ("Lost in yourself")
Painting 3rd Place: Kathryn Monaghan ("Beetle")
Drawing 1st Place and Peoples' Choice: Isabella Tunnicliffe ("In black and white")
Drawing 2nd Place: Imali de Silva ("Holding someone's hands")
Drawing 3rd Place: Jenny Bahng ("Younger brother")
Photography 1st Place: Ajana Grimstrup ("Tales as old as time")
Photography 2nd Place: Amy Mander ("Through the eyes")
Photography 3rd Place: Paxton Hall ("Bench vs elements")
Other Category 1st Place: Ella Fredericsen (sewing of a bat, "Jesús")
Other Category 2nd Place: Grace Shaw (musical entry "Uh oh it's the big bad guy")
Other Category 3rd Place: Amira Jain (crochet "Motherly love")
Literary 1st Place: Ajani Grimstrup (Essay, "What do you write?")
Literary 2nd Place: Lauren Phang (Essay, "Diaries from my youth")
Literary 3rd Place: Kinjal Kumar (Essay, "Concept: a 6.30 pm conversation")
Congratulations to all. The skills of our Members are amazing! Not only are Members academically able but also very talented in so many other areas.
What a pleasure it was to view all their incredible work. Enjoy the accompanying photos illustrating their marvellous talent.
(Story by the Master, Dr Charles Tustin)