Dawesville students’ artistic excellence showcased at new event

Art teacher Karen Greaves (right) with winners Paris Greaves, Ezra Whitford. Hayley Jensen and Eva Turnbull.
Art teacher Karen Greaves (right) with winners Paris Greaves, Ezra Whitford. Hayley Jensen and Eva Turnbull.

DAWESVILLE students’ artistic excellence has been showcased at a new event which unearthed and recognised emerging talent.

The St Damien’s Art Awards were created by art teacher and local artist, Karen Greaves.

Ms Greaves said the award provides young artists with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents and challenged them from an artistic perspective.

“Students present work within their personal development stage and artistic level,’’ she said.

“Our aim is to identify emerging young artists and encourage them to have faith in themselves and their developing skills.

“We had more than 30 entries, which is a testament to the talent of the youth of our community.”

Students from Halls Head Primary, Frederick Irwin, Mandurah Catholic College and Falcon Primary were among the entrants.

Judge Kate Capone, a contemporary artist and art specialists at Assumption Catholic Primary School, said the artwork was a very high standard.

She said the themes, subject matter and artistic elements were well planned and implemented.

“The results are outstanding and the students should be very proud.

Results:

The ArtatKaren’s Emerging Artist award (Clodagh Naglewicz), the Saxby Family Award (Eva Turnbull), the 2018 St Damien’s Youth Award ( Paris Greaves), the People’s Choice Award (Ezra Whitford).

Other winners included 5-8 yr Turnbull Family Award (Holly Lee), 5-8 yr ArtatKaren’s Award (Hayley Jensen), 9-12 yr Boettiger Family Award (Lenelle Marzoli), 9-12 yr ArtatKaren’s Award (Rowan Fernandes), 13-18 yr Cabling WA Award (Phoebe Hull), 13-18 yr ArtatKaren’s Award (Isabel de Silva).