Could there be a budding Brett Whitely or Margaret Olley among the art exhibits at Queens Park Theatre this week?
Following the success from the 2012 Children’s Week Art Display Competition, Bright Stars Family Day Care and other local childcare services have joined forces to bring the art display back to the community.
There are three categories, sorted by age, and the art has been judged by Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Regional Attendant, Clinton Nalder. The children’s work can be viewed at the Queens Park Theatre until Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Mr Nalder said there was great difficulty in choosing the winners due to a high standard and effort put in by all the children and participating services.
“The artworks contributed from the children are all valuable and meaningful pieces,” he said.
Bright Stars Family Day Care Educational Leader, Cheryl Byrnes, said the aim of the art display is to increase the profile of children within the local community.
“We want to be able to promote our local children and show the community how valuable they are,” she said. “We also want to promote children’s pride in their achievements and sense of self-worth.”
“Each category had three winners and we were fortunate to receive funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government to purchase the prizes,” she said.
Along with Bright Stars Family Day Care, local childcare services involved include Turtle Cove (Wandina), Bambi Childcare (Augustus St and Fitzgerald St), Ready Set Grow, Kidz Retreat, Goodstart Early Learning and Geraldton Early Learning.