Art comp winners channel creativity

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 14, 2020

TWO Albany students won first place in their respective categories at this year’s online Scribbler’s Festival and CBH Group Connecting Through Creativity competition.

Liam Kitson and Amber Wilkinson of Yakamia placed first in the regional primary and regional secondary categories.

The competition challenged participants to submit a piece of visual art of any form to explore the theme of connectivity.

Amber drew an image of two phones reaching out to one another.

“It’s showing what I do to be connected, especially during COVID when I couldn’t see my friends,” she said.

“I was FaceTiming with them a lot because it felt like I was actually talking to them, not just through a screen.”

Amber chose drawing as her art form as she practises it when she can and purchased new art supplies before lockdown.

Liam was inspired by the Guinness World Records to craft his 3D paper sculpture.

“It’s lots of pieces that slot together,” he explained.

“The real one has 90 pieces but this one has 60 or 30.”

Liam said he loved participating in the competition and would definitely do it again.

Scribbler’s Festival Director Katherine Dorrington was impressed with the creative mediums explored to reflect on such a complex time.

“Young people have an innate way of expressing their worldly experience creatively,” she said.

“It was encouraging to see how they explored different artistic mediums in order to capture a moment in time – of their lives, feelings, and the rapidly changing world around them.”

Amber and Liam each won $250 cash and a $250 voucher to Riot Art & Craft.

More than 120 entries were submitted in to the competition.