Beck Street kids show their arty side
A TALENTED group of students from Beck Street Kindergarten wowed the judges at this year’s Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory Excellence in Art Design Awards.
The awards, held on Wednesday, September 6, at the Queensland Multicultural Centre in Brisbane, attracted an array of students and teachers from the independent education sector.
The awards’ theme was Seasons, drawing inspiration from the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Each moment of the year has its own beauty.”
Emmett Kenny from Beck Street took out top honours, receiving an Award of Excellence in the kindergarten category.
Fellow Dalby young guns Ruby Rawlins, Clayton Little and Aneiyah Morgan all received Highly Commended Awards in the same category.
Competition judge Mary McBride was emphatic in her praise for Emmett’s winning artwork.
“(Emmett’s work) is an effective overlay of natural flora on a painted background. A rich coloured background which complements the addition of the printed surface. A lovely exploration of colour and medium to express an autumn feel. Congratulations, Emmett,” Ms McBride said.
The competition, which attracts more than 1000 entries each year, asks participants to produce a piece of artwork that best reflects the theme. The artworks may be printed or drawn or can be a collage, sculpture, multi-media or photographic work.
The event was established in 1994 and aims to promote and encourage artistic students.
IEUA-QNT has placed great emphasis on students, teachers and practising artists in Queensland and is proud to hold the competition in their honour.
ARTISTIC FLAIR: Emmett Kenny with his winning piece.