Swan art students short-listed for prestigious ‘Lester Prize’ for portrait work

For those of us who do not frequent the Western Australian Art Gallery each weekend, the Lester Prize may not be familiar to us.

For Swan Christian College students Katherine (Year 12), Cooper (Year 9) and Samara (Year 9), the Lester Prize is a big deal!

They are all finalists in WA’s largest portrait competition – it receives over 150 entries each year and only 30 of these are chosen for the final judging. 

With a prize pool of more than $100,000 up for grabs, these three students are up against the best artists in the state for awards and the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Western Australian Art Gallery.

Well done to Ms Cherie Mongony for her dedication as an Art Teacher and of course to Katherine, Cooper and Samara for their excellent work!

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