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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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