Leith’s street art se­lec­tion

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

He is only 13 years old, yet For­est View High School stu­dent Leith McCLoskey’s po­ten­tial is ob­vi­ous to any­one who sees his art.

The year 9 stu­dent re­cently en­tered a na­tion­wide street art competition called Oi You and has been se­lected for the semi-fi­nals.

The competition has two sec­tions, open and youth – Leith is en­tered in the lat­ter. His piece is called Kore of Dkore. He is now re­fin­ing the work and re-sub­mit­ting it for the fi­nal stage of the competition. His dead­line is July 8. ‘‘I de­signed my own graf­fiti piece and made it to the semi-fi­nals. I am pretty ex­cited about it.

‘‘The graf­fiti I did is ba­si­cally just what came into my head and I put it on pa­per . . .

‘‘Now I just have to make it bet­ter,’’ he said.

When asked what his chances of win­ning were, he said: ‘‘I think I have a chance. I hope I make it.’’

Leith also said his tal­ent was in the fam­ily.

‘‘My mum was a good drawer and I got into good draw­ing at seven years old and since then it has been one of my pas­sions,’’ he said.

While Leith knows he has tal­ent he also said there was much room for im­prove­ment.

OI YOU: For­est View High School’s Leith McCloskey is be­ing recog­nised for his artis­tic tal­ent. Above is an ex­am­ple of his work.

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