The biggest annual event on the OCA calendar
In Memory of Francesca Nelson 1980 (1963 – 2013)
The Art Exhibition fundraiser is held each May to celebrate established and emerging artists from the broader PLC community – including Old Collegians, their family members, staff and parents and friends of PLC. All works are for sale. The Francesca Nelson (1980) Memorial Art Award of $500 is awarded to an outstanding exhibiting Artist.
The 2019 OCA Art Exhibition a huge success!
Over 200 guests attended the Opening Night Cocktail Party – enjoying the entertainment, artworks and Q&A session with PLC Old Collegian and Archibald Prize winner, Tessa Mackay (McOnie 2008).
Thank you to the Old Collegians’ Association, major sponsors, volunteers and PLC staff for their hard work in making this event a great success.
2019 Prize Winners
- Francesca Nelson Award
Jacinda Bayne – Viewpoint
- First Highly Commended Prize
Omar Sanchez Mejia – Nobility
- Highly Commended
Annabel Cribb – Darling Harbour
Anne-Marie Darcy – PLC Leads the way – Rottnest Channel Swim
Alice Ford – River Coral
- Year 5 Miniatures
Jaime Lively – Self-portrait
- Artist Miniature
Samantha de Sillery – Home
Thank you to our major sponsors of this year’s exhibition. Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Two generations of the West Australian bred Towner family created Flametree Wines in 2007, with a state of the art winery and contemporary cellar door, located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region.
The Flametree is native to Australia and provides a spectacular display of flowers. However, it only blooms if the conditions affecting climate, soil, frost, wind and place of planting are in harmony. Flametree Wines feels the same about making wine. Perfume, structure and elegance are the three essential elements to produce beautifully crafted and distinct wines. These are represented by the three leaves in the Flametree logo.
A hands-on and value-adding approach to winemaking sees fruit sourced from the best available vineyards in the region, crafting a distinctive house style that has elevated this relative new player to the top echelon of regional wineries, achieving pedigree through its grower’s vine maturity and winemaking team’s experience.
By winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy with its very first wine, the 2007 Cabernet Merlot, Flametree established its vision of producing first-rate Australian wines of uncompromising quality and character. Named as a finalist the following year proved Flametree Wines was deserving of this prestigious award.
Flametree Wines has been a five star rating in James Halliday’s definitive Australian Wine Companion since 2012, and its 2014 vintage SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay placed in the top 10 in James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of the World 2015.
The Hamptons style Cellar Door offers relaxed wine tastings on a spacious deck, and a beautiful lawn area for the kids to run around on. Gourmet platters with exquisite local produce are available for you to enjoy with a glass of wine.
Ray White Cottesloe | Mosman Park
Jody Fewster is a PLC Old Collegian who is now an award-winning local real estate executive and founder co-owner of Ray White Cottesloe | Mosman Park. After finishing school in 1983, Jody went on to UWA and completed a Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours in Marketing. She has worked in international media, completed an MBA at Harvard Business School, and co-founded SFC Consulting Services in Sydney.
After returning to Perth in 2000, Jody and her husband spent 10 years buying, renovating and selling houses in Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove while their boys were little.
Jody has been in real estate for 10years now and is still living in and loving selling in the Western Suburbs of Perth.
Jody loves selling houses and the negotiations skills developed through her extensive experience in the corporate world prepared her well for a successful career in real estate. “I get a real buzz out of negotiating the deal – getting to a ‘yes’ on any size deal!”.
Jody has always been involved in giving back to the community. She is on the Board of Parkerville Children and Youth Care and loves staying connected with PLC through her close girlfriends who also attended the school. She has shown this generosity and continued connection to the school by being a Major Sponsor of this year’s PLC OCA Art Exhibition.
Siobhan Way has been designing and crafting her coveted limited edition range of fine jewellery since 2008. She is one of Australia’s leading independent jewellers, building a devoted clientele of discerning followers.
A qualified gemologist, Siobhan’s fascination for jewellery and gemstones began when she was a young girl, a love nurtured by both of her grandmothers. One was a talented silversmith in her own right and the other, of Chinese heritage, had a penchant for jade and gold.
“I spent much of my youth fossicking through my mother’s never-ending jewellery boxes,” Siobhan says, “each time finding some new treasure or trinket with an intriguing story behind it; family, love, travel, experience … they all told a story.”
Her collections so far have developed a strong signature aesthetic of precious, striking, wearable pieces for the modern man and woman.
“I want to create beautiful, elegant pieces with a difference: chic, subtle, yet suitable to our casual lifestyle, day or night,” Siobhan says.
A passion for gemstones and a love for travel has taken Siobhan to far- flung and exotic locations, with her collections reflecting design adventures that stretch from the remote outback in search of Australian black jade; to Thailand for the most beautiful semi-precious stones including citrine, smoky quartz and amethyst; continental Europe for the finest gold chain; and ancient Burma (now Myanmar) and Sri Lanka for striking sapphires and spinel.
“For me, designing jewellery starts and ends with the insatiable need for expression and adventure,” Siobhan says. “The two are inextricably linked. Discovery and experience are paramount… people, places, spaces. The divine aesthetic and inherent contradictions of Asia with its chaotic calm offers up a rich palette of experience that keeps me inspired.”
Reinterpreting traditional gemstones with spirited new cuts, Siobhan explores the boundaries of an old craft, providing a new expression for the evocative lustre of hand-sourced, custom cut jewels.
Every Siobhan Way piece is handcrafted. Siobhan’s workshop is led by a Paris-trained master jeweller who shares the same commitment to innovation, design and build quality. Her cutting team includes fourth generation artisans.
“There’s a thrill in custom cutting gemstones – constantly trialling new shapes, sacrificing carats, to create seamless and organic pieces – exploring the stone and the gold, the balance and the harmony,” Siobhan says.
Siobhan’s minimal yet vibrant design sensibility has captured the attention of high-profile clients, stylists and editors alike, with her work regularly featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, GQ and other national publications.
Advans Exhibition Services is one of Western Australia’s longest established exhibition services companies. Since its foundation in 1954, the company has prided itself on an unrivalled attention to detail and its customer focus.
Based in Perth, Advans is a recognised leader across Australia in all aspects of exhibition management, including shell scheme display booths, custom stand design, exhibition furniture and equipment and exhibition project management.
Based on its ‘one-to-one’ management system, Advans provides you with one expert point of contact, from your initial quotation all the way through the management of your exhibition. Whether it’s a simple furniture order through to the production of a large-scale exhibition, Advans will successfully work with you to ensure complete customer satisfaction for you and your exhibitors.
Featured artwork: Poppy Profusion (2018) Margot Nattrass