Newman teen’s art decorating the big smoke

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Kevin Edmond’s artwork in the heart of Perth
Camera IconKevin Edmond’s artwork in the heart of Perth Credit: Supplied

Newman teenager Kevin Edmonds recently had his artwork displayed on Perth’s digital tower in Yagan Square.

The 13-year-old’s work was part of the WA Local Government Associations 2019 Showcase in Pixels competition and was displayed from July 29 to August 11.

The contest was entered by 46 local governments, each submitting a banner that represented their community.

WALGA chief executive Nick Sloan said the artworks illustrated the range of landscapes and lifestyles found across the State.

“The submissions highlight the collaborative efforts of each community that spent countless hours creating their artworks, showcasing an incredible level of creativity and artistic standards,” he said.

Kevin has lived in Newman his entire life and said he was inspired by the colours and wildlife of the region.

“My art shows a dingo because it is native to this land, the brown and red is the earth of the Pilbara, and the tree is a gumtree, which is the life of the Pilbara,” he said.

Shire of East Pilbara president Lynne Craigie said it was exciting the region was showcased in Yagan Square.

“The Shire of East Pilbara is excited that the art of Kevin Edmonds has been selected to represent our amazing Shire and we feel his work is a fantastic reflection of life in this beautiful part of the State,” she said.

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