Youth art awards brings big number of entries to Nedlands

WA Academy of Performing Arts contemporary music student Grace Armstrong will perform at the Emerge: Youth Art Awards at the John Leckie Pavilion on Saturday.
WA Academy of Performing Arts contemporary music student Grace Armstrong will perform at the Emerge: Youth Art Awards at the John Leckie Pavilion on Saturday.

A RECORD number of entries will be on display at this year’s Emerge: Youth Art Awards at the John Leckie Pavilion on Saturday.

Of the 127 entrants, a new best total of 169 entries were submitted.

The work from people aged 12 to 25 will be on display at the free exhibition from 2pm to 6pm, with live music, food, giveaways and an awards ceremony making for an entertaining day.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said enthusiasm for the event was reflected in the number of entries received.

“It highlights the wonderful amount of creativity out there in the community and the can-do attitude and eagerness of our youth,” he said.

“Art can take many shapes and forms and to translate that into something on a canvas or paper or in a photograph takes a certain flair.”

The judging panel is made up of artist Eva Fernandez, regular exhibitor Dan Gladden and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts acting education programs curator Caroline Forsberg.

Music will be performed by singer-songwriter Izzy Hollingdale, WA Academy of Performing Arts contemporary music student Grace Armstrong and singer, guitarist and harmonica player Lachy John.

John Leckie Pavilion is on the corner of Melvista Avenue and Stone Road, Nedlands.

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