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Screenshot 2017

The Gallery’s annual student photography prize

The Screenshot 2017 student photo competition was run in association with the exhibition Pat Brassington: the body electric.

Pat Brassington creates photographs that could be the beginning, middle or end of a greater story. She combines the familiar and the mysterious or strange in her photographs, creating an eerie or dream-like quality. Each image raises many questions about what is going on in the scene. There are close-ups of body parts, rooms and objects; strange distortions and unusual angles.

Students were asked to create an artwork that evokes a sense of curiosity and wonder, considering what is going on in the photograph, and what is hidden from view. Students could experiment with editing their photographs or combining several images to make a new one.

Prize-winners were selected by the Gallery’s curator, photographs, Isobel Parker Philip.

Slideshow of winning and highly commended entries

Click on one of the small images to begin

	Junior (Years 3–6)

	WinnerJaime Clarke, William Clarke College, Year 5Tunnel Vision
  • 	Junior (Years 3–6)

	WinnerJaime Clarke, William Clarke College, Year 5Tunnel Vision
  • 	Junior (Years 3–6)

	Highly commendedFinn Garbett, Reddam House, Year 4Twofold
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	WinnerAngelina Chahine, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 10Zipper Mouth
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	SecondWarsha Warakapola, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 9Headless
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	SecondWarsha Warakapola, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 9Picking feathers
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	Highly commendedEmma Brady, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, Year 10Undiscovered
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	Highly commendedJack Fulton, William Clarke College, Year 9Screaming Skies
  • 	Senior (Years 11-12)

	WinnerLaura Zarczynski, Winmalee High School, Year 11Hide me
  • 	Senior (Years 11-12)

	Highly commendedBreanna Culnane, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 11Better to be seen than heard
  • 	Senior (Years 11-12)

	Highly commendedIsabella Rooney, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 12Walk in the Park (living with Parkinson’s) 2

Online education resources

For the exhibition Pat Brassington: the body electric