Northern Perspectives: young artists from Wanneroo area awarded


Tia Pindoriya.
Tia Pindoriya.

YOUNG artists encouraged to practice their passion outside the classroom have been recognised with awards for taking part in the Northern Perspectives art exhibition.

The fourth Northern Perspectives exhibition opened at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre Gallery in February and showcases work from more than 50 Year 11 and 12 visual arts students.

Work on show until March 29 includes paintings, drawings, printmaking and mixed media; sculpture and ceramics, electronics and textiles; and photography and design.

Joanne Le with her winning work.

Winner of the Overall Encouragement Award was Ashdale Secondary College student Joanne Le for her mixed media exhibit Jungle Asians, which the judges said was “intelligent and sensitive.”

Using ‘short sighted’ as a metaphor, Joanne draws viewers in through getting viewers to focus and refocus on the piece.

There were two winners of the Resident Encouragement Award, Ashdale Secondary College student Yasmine Mnahy and Wanneroo Secondary College student Tia Pindoriya.

Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli and Yasmine Mnahy.

Yasmine’s work Women in STEAM represents the many layers of ideas and aspirations people have, while Tia’s Holy Cow marks the changing status of cultural symbols.

The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the artist who receives the most votes from people who visit the exhibition.

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