Talented young artists showcase work in big school exhibition

d496902c Applecross Senior High School student Sean Cameron his work Ode to be Open. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
d496902c Applecross Senior High School student Sean Cameron his work Ode to be Open. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

THE best artworks from talented young artists will be on display at Applecross Senior High School.

AX2019 features artwork from Year 7 to Year 12 students from November 30 to December 2.

Applecross Senior High School is among only four WA schools that run a gifted and talented visual arts program and it has produced artists such as Anya Brock and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah.

More than 200 students will have artworks on display at the exhibition.

Among the students who will exhibit their artworks at this year’s show is Year 11 student Sean Cameron.

The concept behind Sean’s self-portrait Ode to be Open was to talk about identity.

“I’m not a great with words so I decided to use artwork,” he said.

His artwork was completed over a 12-week period with a graphite pencil.

“It’s a bit daunting to put yourself out there, I’m not a person who enjoys the limelight,” he said.

“It’s quite inspiring to be around other artists at the school, at the start everyone was doing similar work but now we are off in our own realms.”