St Mark's Art Show

The St Mark's Annual Art Show is a long-standing tradition of our School, typically on the last weekend of October School Holidays. It focuses on local artists and is a highly respected event in the local 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, the P&F are in the planning phases for the 2021 St Mark's Art Show, which is set to break tradition and will take place from Friday 23 July to Sunday 25 July. For all the latest information, please visit the Art Show's Facebook page or email artshow@stmarks.wa.edu.au.

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).

If you would like to participate as an artist, please download the Artist Registration Form and submit as indicated on the page. PowerPoint template referred to on the form is available here (optional). There is also a new option open to artists, to register and pay entry fees, which is through an online registration form. Registrations by either method close on 9 July 2021.

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.

Please contact artshow@stmarks.wa.edu.au if you have any queries regarding the upcoming event.

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