Creativity on display
Chinatown Revitalisation construction projects may have started on Dampier Terrace but that hasn’t stopped St Mary’s College secondary students from showcasing their artistic efforts.
A pop-up art exhibition at a vacant space in Dampier House officially opened on Wednesday, November 21, displaying paintings, woodwork creations and photographs created and captured by the students over the course of several weeks.
Allure South Sea Pearls came on board with the exhibition, donating a people’s choice prize to a lucky voter.
Other Chinatown businesses were also encouraged to donate prizes for the students who created winning designs, sculptures and photos — to be announced on Friday, November 30.
Parents, students and teachers who attended the official opening admired the creative talent on display, viewing each creation in awe and struggling to pick a favourite for the People’s Choice Award.
Following the pop-up exhibition, Allure South Sea Pearls and St Mary’s College hope to create a small art trail around Chinatown showcasing the winning pieces.
Sibylle and Sabrina Beuke, 16, with Sabrina's painting.