Subiaco: Young winners of Shaun Tan Award announced

Luna Yan Cun Yang, Jasper Rimmer, Sarah Choo, Eryn Richards and Wendi Zeng all received top recognition for their artworks in the 2018 Shaun Tan Award.
Luna Yan Cun Yang, Jasper Rimmer, Sarah Choo, Eryn Richards and Wendi Zeng all received top recognition for their artworks in the 2018 Shaun Tan Award.

SOME of the state’s best and brightest young artists have been recognised at the City of Subiaco’s 16th annual Shaun Tan Award.

The Academy Award-winning artist was represented by his parents at a ceremony on Monday night at Subiaco Library and spoke to the finalists via a video recording.

“In art, everyone is running a different race; we are never on the same track, in the same room or even in the same universe,” Mr Tan said.

“Childhood is arguably the ultimate artistic laboratory.”

The artist praised a number of outstanding works, and encouraged everyone to “take care of [their] young instincts”.

Over 1500 entries were received for the competition from all over Western Australia, with a number of works on display to view at the library until this Sunday.

AWARD WINNERS

Lower Primary

1. Jasper Rimmer, Best Rabbit Ever

2. Emma Wroth, Jellyfish

3. Sam Clarke, Sam’s Transformer

Middle Primary

1. Eryn Richards, It wasn’t me

2. Jack Mayo, Obedience

3. Samantha Yang, Quiet Street

Upper Primary

1. Sarah Choo, Self portrait

2. Angela Lodis, Wise Owl

3. Ben Morris, Feed Me

Lower Secondary

1. Luna Yan Cun Yang, Waggles

2. Jia Ning Li, Blue Tongue Brother

3. Heidi Hill, The show mustn’t go on

Upper Secondary

1. Wendi Zeng, Tranquillity

2. Darcie Richards, The Generation Gap

3. Isabella Holmes, Never tear us apart