The winner of the 2017 HyperVision art competition was announced at the exhibition’s opening ceremony on Monday night at the Midland Gate Shopping Centre.
Talented 16-year-old Kalamunda Senior High School student Ashleigh Motteram won the people’s choice in the photography category for work entitled Home in the palm of your hands.
City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said Alice Nixon-McIvor took out the top spot against 116 other young finalists who also received recognition for their creative pieces of work.
“Congratulations to Alice Nixon-McIvor for winning this year’s competition with her visually inspiring traditional piece Just Breathe,” he said.
“Alice was among a shortlist of 116 submissions, which were judged and narrowed down to the top 61 entries.
“There were over 30 artwork submissions received from young City of Swan artists, with others submitted from around Perth and beyond, including one entry all the way from Broome.”
Altone Ward councillor and Deputy Mayor David Lucas said this year’s theme, instability, encouraged young people to think outside the box.
“Participants were encouraged to think of ways they could share their views on the community, personal relationships and what they deemed as stable and unstable in their own lives through art,” he said.
“Art battles, running alongside the exhibition on Thursday nights at Midland Gate Shopping Centre, will also give young artists the opportunity to explore the theme of instability.
“The 2017 Youth out Loud competition in August will also share the same theme, where young public speakers will be asked to speak out about their own experiences with instability across a range of topics.”
The top HyperVision artworks will be exhibited from July 3-23 at Midland Gate Shopping Centre.
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.hyperfest.com.au