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RCC has very exciting news, with our fantastic Art Specialist Teacher Anita Littlewood, selected as a Finalist in a National Art Award!

Mrs Littlewood has entered three pieces in the Zart National Teacher Artist Prize 2022, with her piece titled ‘The Many Layers of Karijinie I’ selected to go through to the finals. This is one of two lino prints, created after Mrs Littlewood was inspired from photos taken at the Karijini National Park gorges, in WA’s Kimberley region. The prints are from the bottom of a gorge looking up and they are finished using inks and fineline marker pens. The other piece she submitted is a clay sculptured boab tree titled ‘Art or Graffiti’, which stands close to 60cm high and is bronzed as well as having the effect of being graffitied onto. Mrs Littlewood loved the boab trees she saw so much of on a recent trip up north and saw a lot of graffiti on them, and so was heavily inspired by this.

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First prize is $10,000 to the winning artist and $10,000 for the winning school, along with state prizes of $2,500 each, so the competition is a fabulous opportunity for art teachers and artists. Last year Mrs Littlewood was lucky enough to be awarded a $750 gift voucher for an entry and she used this to purchase items for our art room here at RCC.

Head to this link to view all the finalists; https://zart.us.launchpad6.com/ntap22 or check out all her artwork and others here; https://zart.us.launchpad6.com/ntap22/entries
(Once you get to this site use the drop down to get to the Western Australian entries).

Mrs Littlewood’s work will be included in the exhibition of finalists in Melbourne, with the announcement of the winner on Thursday 1 April.

Everyone here at RCC is so proud of Mrs Littlewood and we congratulate her on her awesome achievement so far, and we all wish her the best of luck in the finals.