First Aquinas Art Show a great success

With COVID-19 restrictions having curtailed most external social events normally held during the first semester, the Student Club has had to be creative with ideas for Aquinians to gather and celebrate.

A proposal to hold an Art Show evening was embraced with enthusiasm by students and staff.

Student Club Secretary, Ruby Yates, ably led the organisation of what has been voted to be a highlight of this year’s social calendar.

Fortuitously squeezed between the end of exams for Business and Law students at UniSA and the beginning of Swotvac for the rest, the glamour evening on Friday 12 June proved to be a welcome break from the academic intensity of recent weeks.

‘I was delighted with how everything went,’ said Ruby. ‘We had so many high-quality pieces submitted, and everyone came along and had a great time.’

The major award, a permanent prize named in honour of Rosie Pike, an artistically gifted Aquinian who passed away last year, was presented by her twin sister, Lauren. The inaugural winner was Rachael McKay.

‘It was such an honour to receive this award,’ said Rachael. ‘I’m quite overwhelmed.’

The two ‘People’s Choice’ awards went to Lahiru Gamage and McKenna Reidy.

After such a successful and enjoyable event, the Aquinas College Art Show looks like it’s cemented a place on the annual College calendar.