Aldridge State High School student Mikyla Lunny with her artwork on pillowcases titled Nightmares.
Aldridge State High School student Mikyla Lunny with her artwork on pillowcases titled Nightmares. Contributed

All eyes on girls’ artworks

THE exploration of self has inspired two Aldridge State High school students to win prestigious art awards.

Kayleigh Templeton and Mikyla Lunny are now ranked among the most talented rising stars in the Queensland art world.

The Year 12 students were two of 40 selected to form part of the Creative Generations Exhibition, which will be shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane next year.

Kayleigh, who hopes to study a Fine Arts degree, said the entries came from their Year 12 body of work.

She said she was inspired by the concept of eyes as the window to the soul and chose to create a striking painted eye dress to represent the idea that we dress according to our emotional state.

"I did eyes because it shows our emotion," she said

"It was such a big piece of work."

Fellow senior Mikyla Lunny was surprised and "very excited" to be selected to form part of the Creative Generations Exhibition.

"My work kind of shows the whole subconscious," she said.

Mikyla crafted beautiful pillowcase artworks, using charcoal and focused on nightmares, as part of the school curriculum "self" theme.

Some 475 entries were received from across Queensland, with 125 students short-listed and awarded Certificates of Commendation.

The Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts Awards is a state-wide competition that recognises and promotes outstanding achievements by senior art students from state and non-state secondary students.

The exhibition will be at Gatakers Artspace until September 29.



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