Halls Head College student awarded for artistic talent in Young Artists Perspective exhibition

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre marketing officer Helena Satonick with award winner Lauren Quinn and project coordinator Linda Jones. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre marketing officer Helena Satonick with award winner Lauren Quinn and project coordinator Linda Jones. Photo: Supplied.

A Halls Head College student's artistic talents have been recognised at the 2019 Young Artists Perspective exhibition.

Year 12 student Lauren Quinn was presented with the People's Choice award after an overwhelming show of support for her work.

Lauren claimed more than 100 of the 700 votes cast by the public to decide their favourite artwork.

The 2019 Young Artists Perspective exhibition was officially opened at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in September, displaying the creative talent from students at a number of local high schools.

Presented in partnership with Doral Mineral Sands, the showcase gives students the opportunity to work with professional artists with a series of collaborative works a special feature of this year's exhibition.

An annual event since 1998, it also serves to support local young artists to develop their creative skills, artistic perspective, conceptual ideas and presentation skills in a highly professional gallery exhibition space.

A number of prizes were also handed out to young artists to created artworks using a range of mediums and techniques including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital-media.

This year's program encouraged students to express their ambitions and apprehensions in relation to their future and that of society and highlight contemporary cultural and social issues affecting youth.

Project coordinator Linda Jones described the skills and diversity of the students as "outstanding".

"It has been a great pleasure to once again be involved with such talented young artists in our region," she said.

"It's a great way for Lauren to finish her studies and we're excited to be able to provide her with a $50 voucher for art supplies, so she can continue with her obvious talents."