Gidgegannup brothers win Shaun Tan art award


Csanad and Csongor Hovarth with Shaun Tan.
Csanad and Csongor Hovarth with Shaun Tan.

GIDGEGANNUP brothers Csanad and Csongor Hovarth impressed judges at this year’s Shaun Tan award for young artists, both placing as finalists in the competition.

Csongor (8), who attends Sacred Heart Primary School in Mundaring, took out third place in the middle primary school category for his creation Car Fight. The judges commended Csongor for his well thought-out storytelling and use of 2D and 3D imagery.

Fourteen-year-old Csanad, from La Salle College in Middle Swan, was awarded second place in the lower secondary category for his artwork Mechanical Tree. The judges called the pen, pencil and water colour piece ‘clever’ and ‘really Australian’ and praised his use of shadow and the intricacy of the work.

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Csongor and Csanad received their awards from the Oscar-winning award patron Shaun Tan.

Mr Tan told the young creatives he was always impressed by what he saw in the award and this year was no different.

“There are sheer idiosyncrasies and a quirkiness in this exhibition that you probably won’t see elsewhere,” he said.

The finalists’ artwork is on display at Subiaco Library until Sunday, August 14.