3D printing, comic strip created by talented youth
THE latest exhibition at Warwick Art Gallery proves that, despite concerns about the impact of technology and the narrowing of the school curriculum, young people living on the Southern Downs have bucket loads of creativity and talent.
The second BURST youth exhibition has highlighted the value and diversity of visual art as a significant part of growing up and making sense of the world.
Visitors to the gallery can enjoy artwork by artists as young as two years old, up to the age of 25 years.
Art works on show feature favourite traditional mediums such as drawing, painting and ceramics as well as a number of entries that use alternative mediums. It makes the exhibition a real feast for the eyes and a true inspiration.
Warwick artist Mohini Sarkar impressed the judges with her comic strip artwork called The Perks of Being Pointless.
The delightful hand-drawn cartoon conveys an important message about acceptance and gratitude.
Yangan artist Jessica Welsh also impressed the judges with her artwork Girl on a Swing created using spray paint on board.
Another young artist who experimented with different media was 10-year-old Lachlan Woodside, who used a 3D printer to create an original pen-holding sculpture.
With the generous support of local businesses Rose City Shoppingworld, Warwick Credit Union, Helen Harm Real Estate, Rose City Arts n Framing and the Barnard family, the gallery was able to present more than 20 prizes to entrants, although every young artist who entered deserves recognition for their creativity and initiative.
Among the award winners was seven-year-old Ella Winfield, who received an encouragement award for her photograph Lizard on the Tree.
Ella's mother Sara Winfield told the gallery that Ella was excited to be a part of the exhibition.
"For Ella to win an encouragement award it is going to grow and develop her interested in art and photography,” Ms Winfield said.
"We are very grateful for the opportunity.”
To see all of the budding artists on display, make sure you visit the exhibition before it closes on Saturday, December 23 at 1pm.
Warwick Art Gallery is open each Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am-4pm.
Excellence Award winners
Annabel Cory, 11; Alice Fowles, 17; Morgan Gander, 17; Amali Millard, 12; Brianna Paradas, 24; Nuala Pierce, 10; Jacqueline Richmond-Clay, 16; Karl Stidolph, 17.
Encouragement Award winners
Prisca Albendia, 16; Billy Baker, 8; Anu Woodruff-Becker, 16; Penne Edwards, 17; William Gilmore, 14; Genevieve Hawes, 18; Grace McCarthy, 16; Jade Moon, 15; Rikkie Moon, 8; Jessica Mullaly, 12; Alex Naughten, 11; Melody Rampling, 11; Lauren Ryan, 8;Mohini Sarkar, 12; Luke Stephenson, 12; Sophie Waples, 14; Jessica Welsh, 15; Ella Winfield, 7; Lachlan Woodside, 10.