Hyped up for art

Renowned urban artist Stormie Mills, this year’s HyperVision mentor, hard at work painting a mural. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419801
Renowned urban artist Stormie Mills, this year’s HyperVision mentor, hard at work painting a mural. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419801

Presented by Midland Gate and the City of Swan, the theme for this year’s competition is 20/20 and will give young artists the chance to present works that represent their view on the past 20 years and the next 20 years.

Hyper Vision will get under way from July 7 and run for three weeks.

Each category winner will receive prizes of up to $200, with the overall winner awarded a $1,000 prize donated by Midland Gate.

The inclusion of Stormie Mills as an ambassador is aimed at inspiring the students to follow their dreams by encouraging them to explore new boundaries in their work.

Mills will open the exhibition on July 7 and announce the winner once the judges from Midland Gate and Swan have made their decision.

Midland Gate will also run a People’s Choice competition.

Customers can vote in the draw to win a $400 gift card and the People’s Choice artist will also win a $400 Midland Gate voucher.

Young artists who enter are encouraged to explore a range of mediums including artworks in the form of digital, photography, fashion/jewellery, sculpture and traditional art.

Last year’s Hyper Vision competition was a resounding success which saw the overall winner prizes awarded to Jasmine Langley of Kinross, who displayed tremendous skill and attention to detail in her piece entitled Yolandi.

Hyper Vision is in its seventh year.

The centre will also run a series of work shops dedicated to honing the skills of young artists.