Arts Away! as Pilbara students soak up city’s cultural opportunities

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Students at the airport upon arrival
Camera IconStudents at the airport upon arrival

Emerging young creatives from the Pilbara looking to paint their own futures enjoyed a brush of Perth’s artistic scene recently, as they jetted down for a picture-perfect trip to remember.

A group of 17 Hedland Senior High School students travelled to the city for the “Arts Away” camp during the Term 3 holidays, gaining insight from industry experts and workshops with world-class facilities.

Activities throughout the week included photography workshops, where they were given a crash course in portraiture and modelling for shots.

The troupe also visited the Art Gallery of WA, as well as Black Swan Theatre Company, taking part in improvisation workshops at the Heath Ledger Stage before attending a ballet performance.

HSHS media arts and photography teacher Imogen Williams said the trip was a way for the children to see the arts as a viable career choice. Ms Williams said a highlight was seeing the children engage with the activities and move out of their comfort zone.

She said the photography workshop was a great learning experience for them because they could see a process from start to finish.

“The students got to direct, model, and photograph each other, and for them, that was tangible because they were able to look at the photos and see the results,” she said.

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