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Coasting : Issue 10 April 2010
14 central coast • new south wales COASTING ART SOME of the Central Coast's most promising teenage artists exhibited their works in the Central Vision exhibition at Gosford Regional Art Gallery last month. Coasting was there on opening night to share the buzz as many of the Central Coast high school students enjoyed seeing their works professionally displayed in a public space for the first time. By DAVID STEWART Central Assemblages? Digital media? Appropriation? You don't have to be an art expert to know that these kids think outside the frame. Artist: Elise Gibson, 18. School: Henry Kendall High School. Artwork title: My Matroyshka. Type of work: Free standing. THIS piece is the result of four terms of work for Elise, who completed year 12 at Henry Kendall High School last year. My Matroyshka features five double-sided boxes which frame a depiction of a young girl's fragmented journey through the Russian revolution. It includes a babushka doll -- the Russian word for which is matroyshka. "This work combines assemblage, collage, water colour, photography, sewing, solar etching, drawing and painting," Elisa, of Point Clare, said. This piece was named winner of the Russ Graham Memorial Award for the most outstanding item in the exhibition. Elise, who is now studying a Diploma in Fashion at The Fashion Design Studio, in Sydney, hopes to channel her artistic talent into a career as a fashion designer. "One day I hope to have my own fashion label," she said. Artist: Jake Donaldson, 15. School: Northlakes High School. Artwork title: The Modern Surrealist. Type of work: Print -- lino. HERE'S more proof that playing video games can be hazardous to your health. "It shows what happens when the real world and the virtual world collide," Jake said. The work involved some image manipulation through PhotoShop. Artist: Dante Porter-Witt, 16 School: Kincumber High School. Artwork title: She Can Do Better. Type of work: Digital imaging. "THIS was just a simple idea I had for a post-modernist work," Dante said. Simple, but effective. "I was trying to create a parody of the statue of David," he said, although he inadvertently got twice the bang for his buck as some people have said the artwork parodies the woman from the 'No one thinks big of you' anti- speeding campaign. The piece won the award for best work in any medium for years 9 and 10. AWARD: Elise Gibson. Pictures by Aaron Brown.
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