Students’ art talent on show
CREATIVE WORKS DISPLAYED AT EXHIBITION
ROOTY Hill High School’s Art On The Hill exhibition was a hit, displaying about 450 artworks for almost 900 guests.
The exhibition has been an annual event for 12 years, and features the work of students from Minchinbury, Eastern Creek and Rooty Hill public schools, as well as from Rooty Hill High School.
The works, which ranged from paintings and drawings to multimedia and pho- tos, were judged by the principals of all four schools and awards were given out according to originality.
The exhibition was part of the Learning Neighbourhood Community, to which all four schools belong.
The learning community puts on a special project each term to show the community the talents of the young people in the area.
Rooty Hill High School deputy principal Conny Mattimore was impressed with this year’s collection.
“The standard of the artworks was just amazing right through,” Mrs Mattimore said.
Nicole De Los Santos, 17, won the overall award for her watercolour and acrylic artwork, called Perils Of The Self, which showed three distraught facial expressions.
“I think for people like me who don’t really find much interest in other subjects, art is just a really good outlet,” Nicole said.
“Those other subjects, like maths and science, don’t have creative expression. I want to become a professional artist. I’ve always been into art and the creative side of things.”
The Quality Award winner was Jessica Franco, 17, for her Monkey See Monkey Do piece, created using watercolours and felt-tip pens.
“I was surprised that I won, but I’m grateful,” Jessica said.
Jessica said she wanted to keep her art talents as a hobby.
The two stage-five quality awards went to 15-year-old Chloe Quintero for her Photoshop artwork, called Manlohrine, and 14-year-old Henry Smith for his photographic piece, called Simplicity.
Mrs Mattimore said the school would be looking to find a permanent home for the artworks.
Year 12 student Jessica Franco with Monkey See Monkey Do.
Rooty Hill High School art teacher Tracy Gatt with one of the artworks.
Tristan Filio, Year 12, with Generations Of Happiness.
Nicole De Los Santos, Year 12, with Perils Of The Self.