Mandurah to put young local talent on show

Mandurah’s art lovers will have the opportunity to discover some of the region’s most talented emerging artists at the Masterpieces 2K17 Youth Art Exhibition starting in April.

The exhibition is a result of the Masterpieces 2K17 Youth Art Competition which gathers the work and social perspectives of young Mandurah artists aged 13 to 25.

Entries are now open for the 2017 competition for painting, drawing, print, sculpture, mixed media and digital works.

Participants can register online and sign up to one of the three different age categories; 13 to 15 years old, 16 to 17 years old and 18 to 25 years old.

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone encouraged young artists to participate in the competition and express their ideas through art.

“The Masterpieces 2K17 competition provides a great opportunity for the talented young people in our community to showcase their works on a public platform,” she said.

“The calibre of works we have seen throughout the years since Masterpieces started is outstanding, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the works that come from this year’s event.”

In the lead up to the exhibition, the City of Mandurah is also offering free art workshops with professional artists to teach local young artists new art skills and techniques.

The first workshop was held at the Falcon library on April 2 and talked about how to draw digitally using software and graphic tablets.

The next workshop will be held at the Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) workshop space on April 9 between 9am and 12pm and will explore how to create sculptural wax vessels with local artist Helen Coleman. 

The official lunch event for the Masterpieces 2K17 Youth Art Exhibition will be on April 28.

The selected works will be exhibited at the CASM from April 28 to May 21.

For more information on the contest and to register for the workshops go to the City of Mandurah’s website.