CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE ALUMNI ARTIST

Aliesha Mafrici (Class of 2012) is the Visual Arts Technician and Artist-in-residence at Chisholm Catholic College, whose recent sculpture was commissioned for the annual “The Stations of the Cross” exhibition at Wesley Uniting Church in Perth City.

Mafrici chose to respond to Station 15 – The Resurrection of Christ. “I am very fortunate to have been selected for this as it aligns with both my personal faith and interest as an artist. Though this is not traditionally a station, it is arguable to say that it is one that underpins the entire story,” explains Mafrici. The sculpture will stand out the front of Wesley Church for this reason – to start and end the story.

Mafrici has also exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe (2016 and 2017) and Bondi (2017) and was awarded the Rio Tinto Young Emerging Artist Mentorship Program in 2016, the Federal Government Catalyst Fund (2017) as well as sponsorship and a Sculptor Subsidy from ALCOA. She graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 2016.

Chisholm Catholic College is very fortunate to have such a talented alumni artist in their Art classrooms, giving specialist demonstrations and mentoring senior students with their major projects. Her message to current and future Arts students is simple: “Have faith in your abilities to succeed. The Arts can be challenging, but the challenge is what makes it all worth it in the end.”

“The Stations of the Cross” Exhibition opened on Friday March 23rd and will be open to the public until April 9th after which the work will be travelling to Geraldton where the Exhibition will be showcased until mid-June.

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