Talented young artists from around the region have been recognised for their work at the 2020 Iluka Visions award ceremony held at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery on Friday night. The top prize, which gives the recipient the chance to intern at a gallery in WA, went to Dalyellup College Year 11 student Jessica McBow. The talented student won the award for her drawing Peacekeeper: Protector of Hybrids, while Bunbury Catholic College Year 12 student Sean Steven Oscar was also given a highly sought-after internship position at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. The winner of the Education Support category was College Row student Gabi Magno. College Row teacher Jeremy Parsons said the school was proud of Gabi and pleased for him to be recognised. “We have been entering the competition for several years and we have been pretty successful over the years, but I think this is the first year we have had someone win the overall prize,” he said. “We did a series basing some pictures on Sidney Nolan’s famous Ned Kelly series. “Our kids are quite limited in what they can do independently, so they did a watercolour wash to each of the pictures and we did little stamps and prints they could make pictures of Ned Kelly on, and they came together really nicely.” College Row principal Kristine Schroder said art was vitally important to the school and in helping children express themselves. “Our kids have a say but they might not have what you would call a typical voice, so it is great to have art to be their voice and to have it out there in the community,” she said. BRAG education officer Amber Norrish said she was impressed with this year’s artwork.