“Vortex” Wins Aboriginal Art Prize


Port Lincoln High School is delighted to announce that “Vortex”, a collaborative artwork produced by students in our Aboriginal Art program was the winning artwork in the recent “Aboriginal Student Design and Win” competition.

The artwork will be used to promote all aspects of the Aboriginal Entrepreneur Hub; this initiative is to be established as a result of the Commonwealth Government providing $3 million over three years as part of the City Deal, an agreement between the Commonwealth Government, State Government and Adelaide City Council to develop the Lot Fourteen precinct on North Terrace (the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site).

Earlier today, Mr Ian Nightingale, in his role as Chair of the Aboriginal Entrepreneur Hub Governance Committee, flew to Port Lincoln to present a cheque for $2,500 to the class. Ian, and Sue Panagaris from the Office of the Industry Advocate, also delivered a heartfelt congratulatory video message from the Premier of South Australia, the Honourable Steven Marshall MP (below).

At today’s presentation ceremony, Ian explained how “Vortex” demonstrates the true meaning of collaboration; the manner in which the students came together and shared common goals to create an innovative piece of art that aligns perfectly with the vision of the Aboriginal Entrepreneur Hub. He also congratulated the class’s teachers Ms Wanda Jarvis and Ms Jenny Silver, for not only coordinating the development of the artwork, but submitting it and allowing the students efforts and talents to be recognised.

PLHS Principal Mr Todd George, parents and PLHS staff were also in attendance for the presentation, which included a morning tea and local media coverage. The artwork will now take up a special place at the Aboriginal Entrepreneur Co-Design Workshop in Adelaide next Tuesday, and may even be loaned for prominent display in the Lot Fourteen complex. It is expected that a strong collaboration will develop between PLHS and the activities being considered as part of the Hub program.

We congratulate the seventeen students involved in producing “Vortex” – Macinta, Nathaniel, Amali, Jazelle, Latrelle, Summer, Mia, Cheyannah, Karmaley, Malcolm, Laura, Leroy, Kynan, Deklan, Cooper, Sabrina, Sharneil and Jamelia – the future is bright for these talented young artists.

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