Called Disconnected, it illustrates the now common sight of young people who are more connected to technology like mobile phones and mP3 players than the world around them. It also took out the award’s Visual Art category.
The Baldivis student graduated from Year 12 last year and is now studying history and archaeology at university while continuing her artistic pursuits at home.
Tranby students featured strongly at the awards, winning two of the three categories, four of the seven merit awards and both City of Rockingham scholarships.
The artwork is one of 90 ” including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, film, woodwork, fashion and textiles ” by 140 students from 11 local schools including Kolbe Catholic, Living Waters Lutheran, Tranby, Gilmore and South Coast Baptist colleges, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School, Rockingham and Safety Bay senior high schools and Warnbro Community High School.
– Visual Art ” Winner: Sophie Wall, Disconnected, Tranby College. Merit Awards Visual Art 2D: Liam Blyth, My Personal Space, Safety Bay Senior High School; Kurtis Hatton, Still Life, Tranby; Jayde Mason, Impressionable Youth, Tranby.
– Digital Media ” Winner: Davin Salmela and Nicholas Fairclough, Far Away, Living Waters Lutheran College. Merit Awards Photography: Teagan Newton, Untitled, Safety Bay SHS; Rhys Plucknett, Soccer Hooligans, Seton Catholic College.
– Materials, Design and Technology “Winner: Dylan Fox, Hall Table ” inlay work, Tranby.
Merit Awards Woodwork and Metalwork: Ben Eckersley, Hall Table ” Marquetry, Tranby; Hannah Simpson, Hall Stand, Tranby.
– City of Rockingham scholarships: Hannah Simpson and Dylan Fox, Tranby.