Balcatta SHS students combine art and environmental awareness

Balcatta SHS students combine art and environmental awareness

BALCATTA Senior High School students have combined art and environmental awareness.

Students from Year 10 created artwork for the school’s annual EnvirArt competition, which aimed to inform and motivate people to take action on issues including environmental destruction and climate change.

Last year’s competition won a City of Stirling 2018 Living Green Award.

Pieces were judged by a panel of experts including local artist Roslyn Nolen and CSIRO environmental scientists Simone Janney and Hayley Norman.

Students from Governor Stirling Senior High School also contributed artwork.

Science teacher Kristina Hoy said there was a high level of student engagement in the project, with winners announced at a presentation ceremony.

“The atmosphere was buzzing as students shared their scientific knowledge through an artistic voice,” she said.

Winners included Meg Bradsell for best art technique and Evangeline Armstrong for originality.

Year 9 students have also shown their artistic talents for the Armistice Centenary Project Exhibition at Osborne Park RSL Sub-Branch.

Each student completed a portrait of a service veteran or identity from World War I under guidance from award-winning artist Mark Tweedie.

The exhibition is open to the public at 129 Main Street, Osborne Park until noon on Friday, November 9.