'Masterpieces 2K19' competition recognises Mandurah's talented young artists

'Masterpieces 2k19' winners Grace Abbott, Hannah O’Keefe, Jess Toimlinson, Allanah Grant, Brody Haigh, Ella Urielle Narido Lily-Rose Burman, Zachary Dreckow and Kelly Erskine. Photo: Roz D’Raine.
'Masterpieces 2k19' winners Grace Abbott, Hannah O’Keefe, Jess Toimlinson, Allanah Grant, Brody Haigh, Ella Urielle Narido Lily-Rose Burman, Zachary Dreckow and Kelly Erskine. Photo: Roz D’Raine.

The works of local Mandurah artists aged 13-25 years old have been recognised and celebrated at the Masterpieces 2K19 Art Competition and Exhibition at Contemporary Arts Spaces Mandurah (CASM).

The annual event explores the current social perspectives of the Peel region's creative youth community.

This year there were 37 entries involving drawings, paintings, urban art, photography and digital media.

Concepts and topics included nature and the environment, youth mental health, the challenge of being young in today's society, reflections on and the use of technology, fantasy illustration and self-reflection through portraiture.

This year's winners were:

13-15 years category

  • First prize: Leela Trantino - Trapped
  • Second prize: Allanah Glatzel - Shifting Shapes
  • Third prize: Zachary Dreckow - Empire State

16-17 years category

  • First prize: Chanae Dunstan - Projection
  • Second prize: Grace Abbott - Man Up
  • Third prize: Cailee George - Multi Faceted
  • Highly commended: Ella Urielle Narido - Natural Tinge

18-25 years category

  • First prize: Kelly Erskine - Automated Existence
  • Second prize: Jess Tomlinson - Sun, it will rise
  • Third prize: Brodie Haigh - In the Dark

Digital Media category

  • First prize: Jasmine Mansfield - Tranquillity
  • Second prize: Hannah O'Keeffe - Gift
  • Third prize: Lily-Rose Burman - Ethereality

Artist Amy Joy was also named the winner of the Encouragement award for her piece, The Colours of Oz.

The next workshop will take place at CASM on Sunday, April 7 with artist Alana Grant.

Artists between the ages of 13-25 years old will once again be given the chance to develop an artwork utilising natural elements from within the CASM grounds.

Registrations are essential. Visit the CASM website for more information.

The Masterpieces 2K19 exhibition is on display until Sunday, May 5.