Delany hosts 2016 Monsignor McGovern Art Prize

10/8/2016

Delany College
Delany College's Monsignor McGovern Primary School Portrait Prize finalists with Johnny Romeo.

On Tuesday 26 July 2016, Delany College, Granville hosted the 2016 Monsignor McGovern Art Prize exhibition and ceremony. Established by Delany College in 2002 the award is named after the Holy Trinity Parish Priest Monsignor Joseph McGovern who first invited the Patrician Brothers to come to Granville and open primary and secondary schools. 

Years 5 and 6 students from neighbouring Catholic primary schools participated in the competition. 

Congratulations to Anger Akot from Holy Trinity Primary, Granville who won the Year 5 category and Vatsal Sharma from St Margaret Mary’s Primary, Merrylands who won the Year 6 category.

Noted Australian pop artist Johnny Romeo, who works with a number of schools through Catholic Education’s CAPTIVATE program, served as the contest judge. He said it was difficult to identify one winner from the all the high quality entries. 

'The students created technically and conceptually sophisticated self portraits in various media,' Johnny said.

Delany College Principal Robert Muscat said students were extremely excited about their work.

'We were very impressed by how students were able to openly discussed their concepts with the enthusiastic audience of students, parents, teachers and special visitors,'Robert said. 
Posted By Natasha Borg at 10/08/2016 1:14:31 PM
 
   
  
 

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