Youth perspective on show in Mandurah art exhibition

The 2015 Peel Regional Youth Art Perspective exhibition at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery officially opened on Friday.

The exhibition was a result of a Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and Alcoa Australia program which gave students a forum to express their ambitions and apprehensions in relation to their future, as well as society’s youth values and cultural and social issues.

A feature of the exhibition is a series of collaborative works with students and professional artists Carol Nicolson and Patricia Hines, and included paintings, sculptures and digital art displays.

The Curators Highly Commended Award went to John Tonkin College’s Carly Henderson-Jones, for her piece Black Eyes.

“Carly’s image demands our attention by questioning our idea of beauty and should not all good art, ask questions of the viewer,” curator Gary Aitken said.  

Highly Commended Encouragement Awards were given to local students Tylah Lavender, Tylo-Marlene Broadhurst, Aisha Spowart, Shannon O’Brien, Mimi Collins, Olivia Crafts and Courtney Cummins.

The exhibition runs until October 10 through the support of Alcoa Australia and Jacksons Drawing Supplies.