In Junior School we actively encourage our talented artists to explore art and develop their creativity through a variety of mediums. Many competitive initiatives , where they can gain recognition and feedback, are offered and Junior School students have enjoyed good levels of success in recent years.
Some examples are highlighted below.
The Young Archie competition invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait. Beginning in 2013, this annual competition is judged by the Gallery’s community engagement manager and a guest judge, based on merit and originality. As well as online, all finalists are displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW held in conjunction with the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition. Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery. The Art club members were invited to complete a portrait of a person who is special to them – someone who is known to them and who plays a significant role in their life.
The Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists is a prestigious annual art exhibition hosted July- August at Subiaco Library. The City of Subiaco received 1235 entries in the award. The panel of expert judges carefully selected the best fifty works across the five age categories to be displayed in the exhibition 10th July-6th August 2017
The following talented Scotch Junior School Artists were selected
- Hamish Byass Year 3 Second Prize Middle Primary
- Philip Pizimolas Year 4 Highly commended
- Brenn Armstrong Year 3 exhibited
- Maxwell Fine Year 2 exhibited