Hedland Senior High School Art Students excel at Hartzibald 2016 exhbition.
Hartz (Hedland Arts Council) organised a pop up portrait exhibition held on Friday 29 April in the Matt Dann Theatre foyer at Hedland Senior High School (HSHS). This exhibition was open to all residences of Hedland to create a portrait in any medium of someone who lives in Hedland. HSHS was well represented with 25 of the fifty artworks being from the students. Classes involved were the Year 11 General Arts Class and the Year 10 Special Arts Program (SAP) Production class who all worked with the difficult medium of pastel to produce outstanding likenesses of their chosen subjects. The Year 9 SAP class also participated, producing self-portraits with symbolic backgrounds using acrylic paint.
The exhibition was a fantastic night for the students to participate in a typical professional activity for artists alongside members of the local Hedland art community. Over one hundred people attended the event enjoying the array of artworks on display. The winners were announced by special guest judges the Honourable Stephen Dawson, Member for Mining and Pastoral Region: Shadow Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services and Child Protection, and Katie Evans Regional Program Coordinator for the Courthouse Gallery Port Hedland. The recipients of the awards were: the Adult Award to Janelle Cockayne for “Sandfire Mick” and the Youth Award went to Gemima Rahman for “Somewhere Out There” a portrait of Mackayla Denney. Finally, the Peoples’ Choice Award went to HSHS’s very own Mr Ash Jeeloll for his pencil portrait of Heike Stock titled “In the Moment”. Ell Hinch received a special commendation for her delicate pastel work, “Sister” a portrait of her twin as a child.
Everyone from Hedland Senior High School who participated in Hartzibald 2016 excelled with their efforts and for this I am very grateful and thankful for all the support.
Ms Michelle Siciliano: Art Teacher Hedland Senior High School