Ayda a Finalist in the Lester Prize Youth Awards

Ayda a Finalist in the Lester Prize Youth Awards

The Lester Prize for Portraiture Youth Awards presentation was held on 27 April and it was a privilege to attend with Year 9 student Ayda Zhu and her family.

Ayda was selected as a finalist for her self-portrait titled ‘The Things I Like’.

It was a full house as eager students and parents waited for the winners to be announced. ‘Famous Sharron’ the MC, did an excellent job of bringing light entertainment to the event.

It was amazing to see all the excellent creative portraits produced by students from schools around Australia who were selected. I was extremely proud of Ayda whose passion and talent for visual art is clearly evident.

Although Ayda didn’t win a prize, it’s an outstanding achievement to be selected in this prestigious national portraiture competition!

Ayda’s work, along with the other finalists, is on display at the WA Museum Gallery until 16 July.

– Mr Paul Leeming | Visual Art Coordinator