Students from schools in St George and Sutherland Shire have taken out awards in a prestigious art prize.
The Clancy Prize is awarded annually and is open to all Sydney Catholic Schools secondary students.
The artworks must be of a religious or sacred nature and are based on a theme each year.
The theme this year is Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia.
Three students from De La Salle Catholic College at Cronulla who collaborated on an artwork were awarded one of six Br Kelvin Canavan Awards.
Sean Maquiran, Lily McAdam and Christina Stambolziovska completed a triptych of the famed artwork Madonna and Child with Angels.
The students worked with glazes of oil paint in the tradition of Renaissance Venetian art.
Sean said: "It was a great opportunity to learn traditional oil technique and at the same time create something special for the school to commemorate the 200 year anniversary.
"Our hope is that our Madonna will look down upon students at our school for the next two centuries."
It was a double celebration for Sean, who also received one of two Brian Jordan Prizes for another artwork.
Marist College Kogarah's year 9 Photographic and Digital Media class took out an ACU School of Arts and Sciences award for their collaborative work, Red & White: Now & Then.
According to their artist's statement, the collection of photographs celebrates the history and culture of Marist College Kogarah.
"We used colour isolation to highlight our school colours of red and white from a range of perspectives, uncovering hidden symbols which reflect MCK tradition and charism," they said.
"Our school crest and motto 'Finis Coronat Opus - the end crowns the work' appears as a motif in our photographs as it was, and remains, an integral part of MCK."
Marist College Penshurst students won the Monsignor Doherty Prize for their collaborative work.
Other winners were Anna Giannini, a former St Ursula's College Kingsgrove, who won an ACU School of Education Award for her artwork Intricacy.
"During 2020 we were isolated and had to find new ways to 'look up'," said Anna.
"My artworks are a symbolic and spiritual representation of this."
The awards were announced May 21.
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