Art exhibition officially kicks off annual festival activities

Cobar Arts Council members have had the very arduous task of choosing the best creations in the 2019 Miner’s Ghost Outback Festival Art and Photography competition.

Indi Pagett won first prize in the Pre-school to Kindergarten section (which required students to draw, paint, collage or sculpt an Australian native plant or animal labelled with Indigenous words).

Second prize went to Larinca Cam with Lara Travis’ entry Highly Commended.

Leala Engelbrecht won first prize in the Years 1 and 2 age group with the young artists required to use Aboriginal symbols to create a visual story.

Sarah Neate was awarded second prize, Isla McKervey was Highly Commended and Elainne Jacobs received an Encouragement Award for her entry.

First prize in the Years 3 and 4 age group went to Isabella Campbell with Sophie Bennet receiving second prize and Kian Engelbrecht was Highly Commended

Students in this age group were invited to draw, paint, collage or sculpt the human body and label the parts using indigenous language words.

The Cobar Girl Guides received first prize in the Years 5 and 6 category which required them to draw, paint, collage or sculpt a local map labelling points of interest with indigenous words.

Cora McKervey received second place in this section with Sophie-Anne Chandler Highly Commended and Jasmine Lavington collected the Encouragement Award.

The works are on display this week at the railway station.