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Monday, October 24, 2011

Young Talent Flourishes

Moreton Bay Region’s finest aspiring young artists were officially recognised at the 2011 Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards on Friday night, October 21.

Mayor Allan Sutherland congratulated the winners and commented on the dramatic, expressive and thought-provoking work on display.

“It’s pleasing to see such enthusiasm for our annual council-organised awards with more than 50 schools taking part and more than 350 exhibits this year,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“I’m impressed by the continuing high standard of art work presented, and I hope that these young artists are able to continue with their creative talents and graduate to our adult art awards.

“Special mention should be made of the talent we see coming up through the ranks at Mt Nebo State School, which took out two of our major collaborative art awards.

“I hope that their collaborative prizes, which are $1,000 scholarships for art workshops, provide even further incentive for these budding artists to develop their skills.”

In total, $4,000 was awarded in prizes for works in two and three dimensional categories – with entries grouped by school year level.

Residents wishing to see the 2011 Youth Art Awards entries for themselves have until October 30 to do so. 

The exhibition will be open between 3pm and 6pm week days and from 10am to 4pm on weekends at the Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine. 

Local school winners   ($1000 for art workshops)
Winner                                                                                               Category
Albany Creek High School for Fears and Phobias                   Years 8 – 12
Mt Nebo State School  for  Body Parts                                         Years 4 – 7
Mt Nebo State School for The Forest                                           Prep to Year 3

First prize awards for 3D-art   ($200)
Senior high category –   Peni Tukuaoga, of Deception Bay, for Arm of Many Cultures
Junior high category – Danielle Dimmick, of Joyner, for Human Traffic
Years 4 to 7 – Zoe Dyer, of Cashmere, Under the Dying Sun
Years Prep to 3 – Holli Meurs, of Deception Bay,  Gold Masks

First prize awards for 2D-art   ($200)
Senior high category – Ariel Barling, of North Lakes, for Who Bought the Caged Egg?
Junior high category – Iva Raihman, of Albany Creek, for Zombie
Years 4 to 7 – Jack Kemp, of Joyner, for Revolutionary Race
Years Prep to 3 – Caitlin Ludbey, of Kurwongbah, for Ocean Commotion