The biggest annual event on the OCA calendar is the PLC OCA Art Exhibition.

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.

PLC OCA Art Exhibition

The 2017 PLC OCA Art Exhibition showcases emerging and established artists and will be held from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May.

More than 70 established and emerging local artists – including PLC graduates, Alice Ford (2015), Fiz Eustance (2013) and Ellie Burton (2013) alongside Tess McOnie, Kim Maple, Corinne Barton, Ben Juniper and James Giddy (Scotch 2013) - will exhibit paintings, drawings, photographic works, mixed media, sculpture and jewellery.

 The exhibition also features the very popular PLC Miniature exhibit where artists and others who are just feeling creative, paint or draw works on miniature canvases provided by the OCA. All proceeds from the sale of miniatures go towards OCA fundraising. 

The exhibition launches with the Opening Night Cocktail Party from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm on Friday 26 May. The evening includes champagne, wine and beer, canapes, and entertainment. It is a fantastic night and an opportunity to be the first to preview and purchase the artworks. Tickets are on sale now - available online for $40, or at the door on the night for $45.

The Exhibition continues throughout the weekend from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May with entry by gold coin donation. 

There is a Pop-Up Gourmet café from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, so it is a great place to meet for a coffee or tea and homemade cake with friends and family.

Full details of the Exhibition can be found at, including the details of artists and their works. If you cannot make it to the Exhibition, works will be available for sale through this website from 10.00 am on Saturday 27 May.