Tan a fan of young artists
A KENSINGTON Primary School student has shown plenty of creativity to claim the first prize in the middle primary category in the 2016 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists.
Eight-year-old Akina Robles took out the award for her ink pen creation Circus Lady at the awards night, which was held at the Subiaco Library on July 25.
Akina was presented with the award by the Perth-born artist and Oscar winner during the evening.
Tan told the young creatives that he was always impressed by what he saw in the award and this year was no different.
“There are sheer idiosyncrasies and a quirkiness in this exhibition that you probably won’t see elsewhere,” he said.
The award was judged by a panel of local artists, illustrators and educators, including James Foley, Pippa McManus, Daniela Dlugocz, Wendy Bray, Gary Adamson, Rita Basilio and Robyn Jeffreys.
The finalists’ artwork was on display at the library until August 14 and they all took home prizes including art classes, art materials, sketch books and vouchers. The exhibited artworks were professionally framed.
For more information, visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/shauntan award.
Akina Robles celebrates her win with Shaun Tan.