Bunbury student youngest in art exhibition

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Year 11 student Claire Linaker was the youngest artist in the exhibition.
Camera IconYear 11 student Claire Linaker was the youngest artist in the exhibition. Credit: Supplied

A Bunbury school student was the youngest artist chosen to be a part of the South Western Times Art 2020 exhibition.

The exhibition opened in February and showcases a diverse mix of work created by artists from the South West region.

Of the 68 artists whose work is on display, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Year 11 student Claire Linaker, pictured, was the youngest chosen.

With the theme being 2020, the exhibition focuses on the artists’ interpretations of current and future issues and Claire decided to tackle the issue of homelessness.

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The 15-year-old said she enjoyed painting portraits so she decided to paint a homeless man’s face.

“Homelessness is definitely an issue being faced in the region,” Claire said.

I love to paint older faces with lots of expression and I thought the hand position of the man begging really emphasised the message.

Claire Linaker

Claire said she did not expect her entry to be chosen as there were so many entries from more experience and older artists, but she was very pleased.

“When I found out I got into the exhibition, I was very surprised and proud of myself,” she said.

South Western Times Art 2020 will be on display at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery until April 27.

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