The 24th Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition, organised by B’nai B’rith Victoria was held on Sunday. The event exhibited over 300 artworks by artists whose ages ranged from 11 through to 18 years. Morrie Gold, a long-time member of B’nai B’rith and art benefactor initiated this competition to encourage the interest and confidence of children in the arts. Art competitions are a great way to foster the artistic abilities of young people and The King David School is proud to enter the finest student artwork each year.
The following King David students received awards:
• in the category of mixed media, Yr.11 student Layla Light won first prize for her artwork titled Boy. The photograph was of fellow art student Joel Schyer. Inspired by Frida Kahlo, her artwork aimed to explore traditional and non-traditional definitions of masculinity and femininity to reveal the beauty in all.
• Yr.8 student, Tara Rotstein took out first prize in the painting and drawing category with her pet portrait titled Milo.
• Yr.6 student, Hannah Kausman won second prize in the sculpture category for her paper sculpture titled A snail’s colour.
A total of 18 exceptional artworks from our students can be seen in this year’s B’nai B’rith Art exhibition. The exhibition is running until 18 August in the Glen Eira Town Hall Gallery. I encourage all to go along and support our young artists. A big congratulations to all those who were selected to enter this prestigious youth art prize.
Senior School Teacher