Chisholm Catholic College student’s emotional art wins award


Creative: Monique Yujnovich with her 3D  artwork, inspired by her late grandfather.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d460588
Creative: Monique Yujnovich with her 3D artwork, inspired by her late grandfather. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d460588

A DIANELLA teenager has won a best prize award at a school exhibition for her 3-D piece inspired by her late grandfather.

Chisholm Catholic College Year 12 student Monique Yujnovich was recognised at the school’s annual practical and creative arts exhibition last week.

Hundreds of works including textiles, design and technology, media, photography and visual arts were on display with students, primary schools and families exhibiting.

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Monique (17) said it took her a while to complete her artwork, which was also highly commended at the |Angelico Arts Exhibition.

“My grandfather passed away earlier this year, so it kind of inspired me to incorporate the passing and those emotions when you lose someone close to you as well as religion,” she said.

“Religion is really good for getting through those difficult times but it can also lead to a lot of injustice in the world.”

Monique said |although she wanted to study law post high school, she hoped to develop her hobby for visual arts.

Deputy principal Nicole Huggins said the quality of artwork always blew the school away. “There are students who have been more widely recognised in there, as well as our beginning Year 7 students, who are doing visual arts for the first time,” she said.

“So we recognise the students who have done good work and there were about 72 award winners this year.”