Caitlin takes away bronze

Perth College student Caitlin Parkinson won third place in the lower primary category of the 2014 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists with her picture of an oversized takeaway meal. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d423150
Perth College student Caitlin Parkinson won third place in the lower primary category of the 2014 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists with her picture of an oversized takeaway meal. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d423150

The Perth College student was third in the lower primary category of the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists.

Caitlin created a mixed-media piece, inspired by the work of American sculptor Claes Oldenburg, called burger with the lot.

‘It’s a huge hamburger on a table with a milkshake,’ Caitlin said.

‘The hamburger has lots of crazy and strange things in it like pasta.’

The Year 1 student said she enjoyed art because she could be creative.

Caitlin said she was happy and proud to win third place.

‘I thought the art of the other kids was really clever,’ she said.

‘I did it in art class over four or five weeks.’

The judges liked the exaggerated size of the burger portrayed in Caitlin’s artwork and her use of humour and playfulness.

City of Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson said there were more than 1000 entries this year.

‘We received an amazing array of artwork this year, covering a wide range of styles and subject matter, which I know made the judges’ jobs very difficult,’ Ms Henderson said.

Kai Keulder won first place and Milana Cook received second place in the years 1 and 2 category.

Iona Presentation College student Isabelle Nella (13) received first place in the lower secondary school division.

The top 10 artworks from each of the five categories will be on exhibition at Subiaco Library until Sunday, August 3.