St Mark's Art Show

The St Mark's Annual Art Show is a long-standing tradition of our School. The focus is on local artists and is a highly respected event in the art community. As well as being a very successful community event, the Art Exhibition is a key contributor of funds to the P&F.

In 2020, the Art Show was cancelled due to uncertainty around COVID-19. However, 2021 was a roaring success! We now look forward to hopefully hosting a fantastic show in 2022 but are waiting to see how the COVID-19 situation progresses.

For more information, please visit the Art Show's Facebook page or email Nirbhay from the St Mark's P&F Association at artshow@stmarks.wa.edu.au.

The History of the St Mark's Art Show

The St Mark's Art Show was the vision of the late Mrs Robyn Sheehan, a foundation parent of St Mark's in 1985. It was Robyn's idea to formulate the Art Show as a cultural and social event for the School which would also assist with fundraising. Over the past 35 years, the show has grown in stature and quality, establishing a good reputation among local artists, potters, buyers and the WA art community. For each event, the Art Show Committee secures a well-known and successful guest artist who is asked to exhibit a number of pieces of their work (usually around 8 to 12 pieces).

The Art Show owes its success to the hard work and dedication of the parent volunteers on the Art Show Committee. The committee of willing parents meet regularly and attend to all aspects of the exhibition. Headed by a Coordinator, areas such as advertising, treasury, artist registry, ticket sales, catering, signage, screens, music, security and sponsorship are all covered. The P&F would be delighted to hear from any member of the St Mark's community, including current parents, Old Scholars and past parents, who would like to join the team of volunteers for 2021. Please contact the Art Show Coordinator at artshow@stmarks.wa.edu.au.

All this hard work is combined to present a major art exhibition that attracts high quality art in different mediums from all over Perth and Western Australia. The show also brings outside visitors to the School and raises money for the P&F Association, which in turn benefits the students at St Mark's.