Leith’s street art selection
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.