Next generation of artists recognised at Armadale’s Outside the Frame Art Awards

Painting excellence award winner Natalie Ferguson with City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones.
Painting excellence award winner Natalie Ferguson with City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones.

IF the City of Armadale’s Outside the Frame Art Awards are anything to go by, the future of the Perth art scene is in good hands.

More than 80 entries were received from Year 11 and 12 students across Perth, with eight students and a high school walking away from Friday’s award night at Rossiter Pavilion in Piara Waters with an accolade for their entries.

City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said this year’s Outside the Frame Art Awards included a number of aspiring and talented young artists.

“The popular annual competition is continuing to grow with more entries received this year,” he said.

“Again, all of these entries were of a high calibre standard, making it difficult for the judges to select the winning pieces.

“We are committed to providing young people in the community with the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and opinions to the community.”

The Outside the Frame Art Awards exhibition will be held at Rossiter Pavilion until August 19.

Outside the Frame Art Awards winners

Painting Excellence Award: Natalie Ferguson, Lumen Christi College, “Ewenique”

Drawing Excellence Award: Clancy Mercer, Swan Christian College, “Little Birdies”

Printmaking Excellence Award: Megan Reid, Canning Vale College, “Untitled”

Sculpture Excellence Award: Leo Robinson, Perth Modern School, “Miscellany”

Textiles Excellence Award: Sophie Cowell, Penrhos College, “Documenti”

Digital Media/Photography: Hannah Clapperton, Perth Modern School, “Miss-Understood”

Mixed Media Excellence Award: Alisa Lam, Perth Modern School, “Mix and Match”

Local Artist Award: Abby Gleadhill, John Wollaston Anglican Community School, “Conservation vs Urbanisation”

School with the Best Collective Works Award, Perth Modern School