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Published 21 September 2023, updated 22 September 2023

Young South West artists were celebrated over the weekend at the opening of Iluka Visions.

Iluka Visions is an annual celebration of emerging young artists in the South West region on display at Western Australia’s premier regional art gallery – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG).

Established by the City of Bunbury in 1991, this event provides a platform for high school artists in years 7 to 12 to showcase their talents and connect with the wider community.

This year’s Iluka Visions included more than 1000 submissions from 20 schools resulting in 130 chosen artworks showcasing amazing young artists of the South West.

The official opening and awards ceremony took place on Sunday 17 September at BRAG with more than 300 people attending over the course of the day.

Taking out top honours was Chiara Prince from Our Lady of Mercy with her work titled Eve – The Subjugation of Women.

The award winners for this year’s Iluka Visions are as follows:

Year 7/8

Highly Commended Stingrays in Dunn’s Ocean – Darliah Chandler, Harvey Senior High School

Winner Blue Lobster, Riley Andersen, Australind Senior High School

Year 9/10

Highly Commended The Messenger – Mazlyn Membry, Manjimup Senior High School

Winner The Girl Playing the Piano, Justine Manalad, Grace Christian School

Year 11/12

Highly Commended Distances – Amy Hunt, Bunbury Catholic College

Winner Magkasama/Together, Samantha Nicolas, Bunbury Catholic College


Highly Commended The Foil – Bruce White and Aeddan Jones, Harvey Senior High School

Winner Bugs of Life – Cael Oatway, Cooper Devries-Turner, Caleb Humbley, Loghan Kingsley, Bodhi Jacobs, College Row

Framers Choice

Skull Study – Mimi Greenham, Bunbury Senior High School

Best Overall Award

Eve - The Subjugation of Women – Chiara Prince, Our Lady of Mercy

The City of Bunbury and BRAG would like to thank Iluka Resources for once again being the major sponsor of this annual exhibition.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and entry is always free.