Beck Street kids show their arty side

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ARTIS­TIC FLAIR: Emmett Kenny with his win­ning piece.

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