Canning Vale College students scoop the pool at Canning Art Awards

Samantha Lee and Natalie Pereira.
Samantha Lee and Natalie Pereira.

STUDENTS from Canning Vale College Visual Art Extension Program were recognised for their work and artistic talent at the opening of the 2016 Canning Art Awards.

The Canning Art Awards is an annual exhibit open to all emerging and professional artists.

It encourages visual artists of all abilities, working in all techniques and mediums, to exhibit and share their works as members of the community.

Year 8 student Saaiq Ahmed won first place in Youth 2D for his pastel drawing of a native snake resting in the warm desert under the Milky Way sky.

Year 9 Clarissa Lee won first place in Youth 3D for her complicated constructivist inspired sculpture.

Year 8 and 9 students Aren Awantha, Chante Mitton, Dannan McLaughlin, D’Abrande Ngoka, Teancke Basson and Ella Fogliani won first place in Youth Photography for their collaborative Zombie Invasion photographic series.

It is the third year in a row a talented student from Canning Vale College have received the first place Youth 2D Prize and the first year that Canning Vale College students have placed first in every Youth Category.

At the Atwell Youth Art AwardsYear 11 student Samantha Lee won first prize place for a self portrait acrylic on paper with hessian.

Fellow Year 11 Natalie Pereira was highly commended for her charcoal piece titled Uprooted and Corrupted’ while a group of Year 7 students won first prize for their collaborative mixed media project titled Me in a Matchbox.

Visual art extension coordination Sarah Eve said it was a great result for the students, and the school.

“This is wonderful for students to be recognised within the community and have their work on show. The Canning Art Awards is a great community forum for artists of all ages,” she said.

“This achievement would not have been possible without our students’ talent and enthusiasm in the arts.”