Students creative skills go on show

Artwork by the 2012 Les Peterkin Portrait Prize (11-13yrs) winner - Sonya Halliday.
Artwork by the 2012 Les Peterkin Portrait Prize (11-13yrs) winner - Sonya Halliday. Contributed

DURING the upcoming school holidays, Tweed River Art Gallery will host an exhibition of art works created by Tweed Shire Primary School students as part of the 16th annual Les Peterkin Portrait Prize.

The show will display the results of a challenge put to the students to produce animal portraits with the theme, 'Animal Magic'.

Tweed kids stepped up and created colourful chameleons, lonely lemurs, butterflies, bulls, crabs and rain-drenched cats which are part of thousands of entries and included submissions by special needs students.

"It has always been an aim of this prize to nurture and value children's art making," gallery director Susi Muddiman said.

"This year's winning selection of artworks on display highlights the quality and diversity of visual arts education in our schools."

Les Peterkin was a teacher at Tyalgum Public School and artist in residence at Lindisfarne Anglican College.

Mr Peterkin inspired his students to become involved in art and his passion led the way for aspiring young artists.

The prize's coordinator Anne Stadler said she was extremely impressed with the creativity and effort of every child who entered the competition.

"It's amazing just how many visual solutions the children came up with to fit the theme 'Animal Magic'," Ms Stadler said.

The judges for this year's prize were Uki artist and colouring book illustrator Edith Streiner, Murwillumbah artist Peter Schardin and art teacher Marcia Browning.

The exhibition will be officially opened on October 7 at 10am and this year's prizes will be presented by Les Peterkin at 11.30am.

 

Les Peterkin Portrait Prize winners

5-7 years - Sasha Hendrikse

8-10 years - Geistad Brock-Worldtree

11-13 years - Sonya Halliday

Special needs category - Christopher Hourn

Topics:  art, les peterkin portrait prize, students, tweed river art gallery



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Character Filled Pole... $449,000
House 3 2 4

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Tradesperson, Panel... Toowoomba Full Time
Tradesperson, Panel... Toowoomba Full Time
Surveyor – Gold Coast Gold Coast Full Time
Volunteers Tweed Heads Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You may want to reconsider whether your friends have the same spiritual goals as you, otherwise you could get distracted and start to wonder...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save