SACE Art Show

SACE Art Show 2016

The SACE Art Show 2016 showcased selected art and design work created by Year 12 Visual Arts students in 2015.

More than 120 pieces including paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewellery, costumes and multimedia works — completed as part of students’ South Australian Certificate of Education art and design studies — were on display.

A number of videos, and images of the art and design work are now available for viewing:

Artwork: Arkaroola by Joel Plevin

Student videos

As part of the SACE Art Show 2016 'Meet the artists' afternoon, five student exhibitors were invited to speak to visitors at the Light Square Gallery about the inspiration and creative processes behind their work for Stage 2 Visual Arts (Art and Design).

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Zoe Ingoldby-Craig

Zoe knew she wanted to do embroidered photography as part of her Visual Arts practical. She taught herself to embroider and did a lot of drawing to develop the final concept.


Jonathan Stathy

Jonathan looked to architects such as Zaha Hadid and Frank Lloyd Wright when designing his contemporary art gallery on Botanic Road. He wanted his design to be a living piece of art that balanced function with visual appeal.


Imogen McDonnell

Imogen created six portraits of her family members. She used different techniques and materials to present their contrasting personalities.


William Sexton

William says 'context shifting' — using tools as plants — played a large part in his artistic process. The main inspiration for his final work was prehistoric ferns.


Emily Doan

Emily's work was inspired by the Alice in Wonderland stories. She explored the theme of escaping reality through the use of colour and picture book design.







Award winners

The work of 12 former SACE Visual Arts students has been recognised with awards at the SACE Art Show 2016.

Community Award winner – Sponsored by Credit Union SA

  • Sophie Maher, ‘Tension’

Community Award runner-up – Sponsored by Credit Union SA

  • Ben Abanat, ‘String Art Portraits’

Poster Award – Sponsored by the Minister for Youth

  • Rachel Ey, ‘Cutis and Skinscape’

Regional Encouragement Award – Sponsored by the Minister for Youth

  • Joel Plevin, ‘Arkaroola’
  • Cie-Ayn Wild, ‘Untitled’

UniSA Enterprising Artist Award

  • Joshua Love, ‘Untitled’

Flinders University Visual Arts Award

  • Wendy Matson, ‘Hanging Plates’

Eckersley’s Encouragement Awards – Art

  • William Sexton, ‘Untitled’
  • Sophie Maher, ‘Tension’
  • Chloe Coates, ‘Anxiety’

Graphic Arts Supplies Encouragement Award – Digital and New Media

  • Connor Braidwood, ‘Untitled’

Graphic Arts Supplies Encouragement Award – Photography

  • Ebony Brown, ‘Neo’

Graphic Arts Supplies Encouragement Award – Design

  • Jenae Fox, ‘Dia Couture’

Art Show photo albums

You can view online photo albums of the works from the SACE Art Show 2015, 2014 and 2013 as well as promotional posters.

SACE Art Show 2016

SACE Art Show 2015

SACE Art Show 2014