CASM: Young talented artists cover tough topics during Masterpieces 2K18

Bullying, masculinity and stereotypes are just some of the many important topics cover by talented young artists during Contemporary Arts Spaces Mandurah (CASM)’s latest exhibition Masterpieces 2K18. 

The exhibition started six years ago, and has since become a regular event on the gallery’s calendar. 

Masterpieces flaunts the work of Mandurah’s youth artists, aged between 13 and 25. 

The collection of iconic and unique art works reveals the visually diverse interpretation of the artists’ life experiences and interests. 

This year, there are 44 pieces in the exhibition, which is a massive jump from 13 in the competition’s inaugural year. 

Organisers have seen entries double in the 18 to 25-year-old category, from seven in the first year to 14 now.  

There has also been a massive jump in the amount of digital pieces submitted.  

The increase in digital works comes after CASM held their first ever The Projection Project exhibition titled Otherworlds.

A series of workshops were also held in conjunction with that previous exhibition.

Bomb Belt by Ciara Sewell.

Bomb Belt by Ciara Sewell.

On April 20, the exhibition will be officially opened and awards will be presented to the most outstanding pieces.

If you’re interested in checking out the impressive works head along to the opening, which commences at 6pm.  

A guest speaker for the evening will be Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams. 

If you miss out on attending the opening night, the exhibiton will run from April 20 until May 13. 

There will also be a People’s Choice Award. To vote, grab a slip at the gallery and put it in the designated box.  

The exhibition is made possible with support from Terrace Art Framers and the through the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery. 

For more information on the exhibition, get in touch with the gallery via phone on 9550 3989 or through their website www.artsspacesmandurah.com.au