HUNDREDS of people gathered at Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Gallery last week for the official exhibition opening of the 2018 Young Artist Awards.
The works of 89 young creatives adorned the gallery’s walls, inspired by this year’s WA Youth Week theme, “Illuminate – Djoondal Djoomba”.
During the official opening, judges awarded Anika Zonta Albillos’ (13) painting Wanting the title of Best Piece for the 10 to 14 year old age group.
The 15 to 25 age group was taken out by Sarah Liebeck for her painting Warrina.
Claudia Gribble (12) received a Highly Commended for her painting The Waves Lay Deep in the Ocean, as did Briony Bray (17) for her drawing Cockatoo. Olivia Wake (16) received the award for Best Interpretation of Theme for her photograph Never Stop Looking Up.
Amongst the competition stood out Leah Addison’s (17) painting Water Spirit, wowing both the crowds and judges and earning her the 2018 Emerging Artist Award.
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