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Alyssa’s prize for ‘Tom’

Visual Arts is a focus at Ascham, from Prep onwards. We have many students extremely talented in visual arts and many  do well in various art prizes. This term we warmly congratulate Alyssa Bova (Year 6) who won second prize in the junior division of the Waverley Art Prize with a photographic portrait of her brother, Tom (see below). In response to the theme Framed, entrants were asked to create a portrait of someone who inspires them. Alyssa took several photographs of her brother before selecting her favourite.

In her Artist Statement, Alyssa said:
‘This is a photograph of my brother. He is important to me because when I have nothing to do at home he is the one who entertains me. He is really fun and has a good sense of humour. When he is doing anything he is super loud especially when he is playing video games with his friends in his room.’

The coordinator of the Waverley Art Prize, Tod Fuller, said of the work ‘What a great photo this is, such a captivating composition’.

For her efforts Alyssa has won a huge box of wonderful art materials, which no doubt will be put to good use to create future masterpieces.

We also wish to congratulate our other Ascham finalists from our Fiona school (Years 3 to 6): Carina Chung, Lucy McGillivray, Viva Coyle-Beech and Audrey Young.

Main photo: Student Alyssa Bova with her Visual Arts teacher Ms Tanya Fielding.
Photo below: Alyssa’s prize-winning photograph of her brother Tom.



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