STUDENT WINS ILUKA ART AWARD
HARVEY Senior High School student Faye Santos’ work stood out from the crowd to win the Framers Choice award from 300 others at the Iluka Visions art exhibition.
The Year 9 student’s work debuted at the exhibition which opened at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries on October 13, along with artwork from 16 schools across the South West.
A number of Harvey students’ work was submitted for the exhibition with items from Faye, Jaxon Micallef, Year 7, Molly Craigie, Year 7, Jayde Pipe, Year 7, and Jade Smith, Year 10, selected.
The different year groups studied the different media artists use, which became their submissions.
Year 7 studied Aboriginal artist Laurel Nannup and created a ceramic sculpture and lino print of an animal, Year 9 students studied the work of artist Stormie Mills to create a painting and Year 10 students studied still life.
Faye said she was surprised to win the award, this being the first art competition she had entered.
“I didn’t expect to win an award but I feel proud of myself,” she said.
She said the art of Stormie Mills was a spooky and depressing style which she found interesting to study.
Faye said she continued her art outside school and often sketched at home.
“It’s my passion, I just enjoy doing it,” she said.
Visual arts teacher Polly Billing said she was proud of all her students’ work.
“Being from a small school and competing against the bigger schools in the South West, I thought our students have done really well,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to next year and getting even more students involved in the exhibition.”
I’m looking forward to next year and getting even more students involved in the exhibition. – Teacher Polly Billing
Harvey Senior High School Year 9 student Faye Santos is this year’s winner of the Iluka Visions Framers Choice.