Everyone valued in artwork

Laura Marzec''s winning artwork has adorned Wallara Australia buses.

By Brendan Rees

A Cranbourne North secondary school student’s bright artwork where “everyone counts” will become a visible image on the roads.

Alkira Secondary College Year 9 student Laura Marzec won first place in this year’s Wallara ‘Picture This’ art competition in August, and will appear on a Wallara Australia bus.

Wallara, a Dandenong-based disability support service for adults in the South-East, invited secondary students to get creative and produce artwork under the theme ‘social inclusion for people with different abilities.’

Laura said her artwork depicted a world globe with people raising and holding their hands, with “everyone feeling valued, important and happy.”

“In the design, the houses are close together and look similar, this promotes our society having equal opportunities for everyone,” she said.

“The colours I used in this design I think are eye catching, bright, happy and I wanted this drawing to have contrast.”

Laura’s entry wowed a panel of eight judges from Wallara which also earned her a cheque for $250.

The competition is held annually at two South-East schools to inspire students to depict social inclusion.

This year, Hallam Senior College and Alkira Secondary College were the chosen schools.


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