MORE than 100 pieces of artwork created by students at 12 high schools, from Cockburn to Rockingham, were entered in this year’s Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) annual youth art awards.
“The artworks that have been entered into this year’s art awards is phenomenal, and every year the talent we see just continues to get better,” KIC director Chris Oughton said.
This year, students were presented with four categories – visual art, digital media, woodwork and metalwork, and fabric, fashion and accessories – for the awards at Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham.
The KIC president’s award was presented to an outstanding piece of artwork by Jacinta Posik, of Kolbe Catholic College.
KIC vice-president Albert Romano said he made his choice based not so much on technical or artistic merit, but on what he would be happy to have on display in his home.
Mr Oughton said the awards showcased the outstanding talent that the local region had to offer.
“The awards continue to provide the opportunity for local students to share their talents with the wider community and should be congratulated on the quality of their outstanding work,” he said.
The awards were sponsored by Fremantle Ports.