THE 2015 Peel Regional Youth Art Perspective Exhibition at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery was attended by students from participating schools and featured a special performance by John Tonkin College students.
The exhibition was co-ordinated by artist Linda Jones and includes paintings, sculptures and digital art displays.
A feature of the exhibition, made possible through support from Alcoa Australia and Jacksons Drawing Supplies, is a series of collaborative works by students and professional artists Carol Nicolson and Patricia Hines.
Recipients of the Highly Commended Encouragement Awards were Tylah Lavender (Pinjarra Senior High School), Tylo-Marlene Broadhurst (Frederick Irwin Anglican School), Aisha Spowart (Halls Head Community College), Carly Henderson-Jones (John Tonkin College), Shannon O’Brien (Mandurah Catholic College), Mimi Collins (Coodanup Community College), Olivia Crafts (Foundation Christian College) and Courtney Cummins (Mandurah Baptist College).
The Curators Highly Commended Award was awarded to Black Eyes by Carly Henderson-Jones.
Curator Gary Aitken said Henderson-Jones’ image demanded attention by questioning the idea of beauty.
“All good art should ask questions of the viewer,” he said.