Peter Carnley student third in Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists


Award finalist Lehansa Attapaththu with Perth born artist and award patron Shaun Tan.
Award finalist Lehansa Attapaththu with Perth born artist and award patron Shaun Tan.

A PETER Carnley student has claimed third place in the 2016 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists lower primary category.

Five-year-old Lehansa Attapaththu’s piece Blue Crab, a water paint, texta and crayon creation, garnered acclaim from the judges who called it a sophisticated work.

Judges acknowledged her great shading and technique, and portrayal of movement and depth.

A panel of local artists, illustrators and educators, including James Foley, Pippa McManus, Daniela Dlugocz, Wendy Bray, Gary Adamson, Rita Basilio and Robyn Jeffreys, judged the award.

Mr Tan, a Perth-born Oscar award winner, said he was impressed by the high calibre of entries year after year.

“There are sheer idiosyncrasies and a quirkiness in this exhibition that you probably won’t see elsewhere,” he said.