The creative efforts of local young people were celebrated last weekend at the City of Gosnells For Art’s Sake exhibition and awards, with Laura Thorne receiving top honours for a work entitled ‘A New Beginning’.

Laura won a $300 Jacksons voucher, second-placed Taj Chaplin won a $200 voucher for ‘Thank You, Thank You Very Much’, and third-placed Josh Burgess won a $100 voucher for ‘My Future’.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes congratulated the award winners for their efforts.

“Art is important in our community, because it provides a way for people of all ages to connect and communicate with others,” she said.

“The art produced by the young people in our community is incredibly good and all the artists who contributed to For Art’s Sake deserve to be recognised and celebrated for their achievements.”

Young people aged 10 to 18 studying at local schools were invited to submit entries, which were exhibited at a special youth event at The Castle youth centre in Thornlie, attracting over 150 people.

The event was organised with the assistance of youth advisory group Young Change Makers, and included art workshop stations, a wipeout challenge, inflatable obstacle course, glitter bar, barbecue and bubble tea, as well as the exhibition.

For Art’s Sake was supported by Jacksons Drawing Supplies.

Click here for details about youth programs in the City of Gosnells.