Local young talent was on show at the Burst2 Youth Exhibition at Warwick Art Gallery’s official opening and awards presentation.

Twenty seven young artists received Excellence or Encouragement awards on the evening.

Presenting the awards were Lewis von Stieglitz, representing sponsor Warwick Credit Union, and Warwick Art Gallery Director Karina Devine.

Ms Devine was thrilled with the entries received and the talent that the exhibition is able to showcase each year.

“It was such a pleasure receiving each and every entry,” said Ms Devine.

“Our young artists were so proud of their entries. This really highlights the value of creative activity to foster self confidence. The young artists are exploring a whole range of media too, including traditional painting and drawing to graphic cartoons, photography, artists books and 3D printing.”

Amongst the award winners was seven year old Ella Winfield who received an encouragement award for her photograph Lizard on the Tree.

Ella’s mother Sara Winfield told the gallery that her daughter was beyond excited to be a part of the exhibition.

“For Ella to win an encouragement award it is going to grow and develop her interests in art and photography,” said Ms Winfield.

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