This year was our biggest Art4All yet! More artists and designers, bigger crowds and higher sales! It was a fantastic event for our school which attracted over 1000 people. It takes many hands, and the Committee thanks everyone who contributed time to Art4All.


Parents helped set-up, pack-down and keep things running in the lead-up to and throughout the weekend. Lots of staff helped out too. What a great community we have at FPS!


Art4All is a terrific experience for our children and they loved it! The grade six students were wonderful hosts at our Gala Evening on Saturday. And hundreds of kids spent time enjoying our fantastic Artzone, the hilarious Trash Test Dummies Show and doing the art trail on Family Day! It was wonderful also to see each student’s art showcased in the Children’s Gallery; and our orchestra and choir perform.


The Gallery and Gallery Shop were absolute stand-outs and attracted bumper sales. Over 130 artists exhibited (alongside our feature indigenous artists). Plus more than 50 local designers showcased handmade goods.


The food all weekend was outstanding. The indigenous menu for the gala evening was mind bogglingly special and complemented our feature indigenous artworks. The string quartet and DJ were both fabulous as well. As was the weather on Sunday (how lucky were we).


Our ‘Be the Art’ installation and CAPtivating creations community project were big hits! The eye-catching trees will be installed in the school grounds for the kids to enjoy.


Finally we had fantastic response to our artworks this year! Our Gallery took approximately $60,000 in art sales and the shop sold approximately $26,000 of goods.


Thanks once again to everyone for helping out in so many ways.


♥ The Art4All Committee


Art4All Fun Facts

  • Over 363 children got crafty in Artzone (wristbands sold)
  • 219 performance tickets sold (up from 190 last year)
  • 310 T-shirts sold; look out for a sea of tiger snakes
  • 175 wanted to ‘do it all’ (packages sold)
  • Over 130 artists exhibited this year (up from 80 last year)
  • More than 205 people attended Gala Eve (an increase from 190 last year)


Congratulations to our Prize Winners this Year!

  • First Prize: ‘Mouse by Moonlight’ Sarah Hardy
  • Highly Commended:
    • ‘Where the River meets the See’ Roland Harvey
    • ‘Assimilation’ Libby Schreiber
    • ‘Adorned’ Jole di Florio
    • ‘The Wind Ensemble’ Geoffrey Ricardo
    • ‘Once upon a time’ Effie Chaniotis
  • Acquisition Prize: ‘The Capok Dancers’ Simon Normand
  • Hangers Prize: ‘Black Canary’ Dean Bowen


Congratulations to our Raffle Winners

  • First prize: Jo Callahan
  • Second prize: Peter Chernishoff
  • Third prize: C Krydcon
  • Fourth prize: Sandra Yownie
  • Fifth prize: Isobel Gribble


Recognition and Thank You to the Art4All Committee

A special thank you to all the Art4All Committee volunteers and our visual arts teacher, Marjie Tkatchenko, for driving this fantastic event:

  • Leanne Coughlin and Trish Phelan: Convenors & Publicity
  • Rachael Rodda: Treasurer
  • Wendy Diamond and Sarah Browne, Nerissa Beattie: Gallery
  • Helen Dellidis and Julie Calvert: Gallery Shop
  • Corrin McNamara, Taleen Malone, Lee-Ann Dateline, Krystal Gregory: Artzone
  • Lisa Knott: Communications and Children’s Gallery
  • Lee Hodson: Publicity Design and ‘be the art’ paintings
  • Mandi Naylor: T-shirts & Kids Café
  • Kim Berkers: Catering & Paella
  • Kim Cureton: BBQ
  • Kate Crawshaw, Julie Wise, Liza Grage-Perry: Café
  • Tyler Telfer: Bar
  • Briony Lewis: Gala Evening
  • Donna Schijf: Raffle