Eye-catching art on display at university

Staff reporterSound Telegraph

Two pieces of art created by a pair of Safety Bay Senior High School students have been chosen for Edith Cowan University’s Young Originals exhibition.

The works, by Year 11 visual arts general program students Magdalena Niedziela and Andreia Teixeira, are now on display at the uni.

Safety Bay SHS visual arts teacher Tracey Sharpe said she was incredibly proud of the students and the skill and expertise reflected in the quality of the artwork.

“Through the mystery behind the eyes the students got to reveal their own emotions and experiences of their lives. I am looking forward to seeing what Magdalena andAndreia go on to next year,” Ms Sharpe said.

Magdalena said art was not just a hobby but also a chance to express her creativity.

“It is more fun than just painting, it is also about being able to express myself creatively, including exploring the effect that the multiple layers of media had on my piece,” she said.

“My work attempts to redirect the inner happiness and joy felt personally when looking down the shoreline of Rockingham beach at sunrise on New Year’s Day.”

Andreia, who is also a member of the Safety Bay Senior High School specialist football program, said creating art was a therapeutic process.

“It relaxes me, if I’m feeling overwhelmed, I just get out a piece of paper and draw what I am feeling,” she said.

“It is really exciting to know a lot of people are going to see it and hopefully something comes out of it. The concepts and emotions incorporated in my piece depict how much Football has had an impact on my life as a whole.

“I have attempted to show the joy and happiness I have experienced since I was a young girl, when everything I knew was related to football.”

The Young Originals exhibition is on display at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus until September 25.

It is open to all WA public school students from Years 7 to 12 and is designed to promote excellence in the visual arts across a range of media, including computer-generated works, graphicdesign, printing, photography, printmaking, time-based video art, sculpture and textiles.

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