ADFAS Pokolbin Young Arts Program provides an opportunity for students at our local Public Schools to experience art, culture and performance at its best! Some of the schools events require funded travel to Sydney for guided tours of art exhibitions or to experience a performance at the Opera House. Others are locally based involving touring art performances, exhibitions and local art events. Our aim is to encourage the young students to enjoy music, theatre and the arts in all its forms.
As well as direct donations from members, we conduct raffles at lecture nights, and organise special functions such as movie outings been very active over the past few years in its support of this Program, the object of which is to inspire young people to adopt an enthusiasm for the Arts.
ADFAS Pokolbin Chairman Bob Lusby (2nd left) with recipients Vivienne Kelleher and Katelyn Heard. Teacher Lynley Robson and "Highly Commended" certificate recipient, Shorne-Taleesh Hunter. (far right)
2019 Young Arts Scholarship Award
Debra McGuigan - ADFAS Pokolbin, Young Arts Coordinator
Once again our ADFAS Pokolbin $1000 Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship was offered to Creative and Performing Arts students from both Cessnock and Mount View High Schools. The funds provided are held by the school with the purpose of supporting the selected student with their HSC in their chosen area of the arts in 2020. Our scholarship sub-committee was greatly impressed with the standard of the applications. The $1000 Scholarship prize was awarded to Vivienne Kelleher, a Visual Arts student who attends Cessnock High School. Vivienne’s passion for the environment was well communicated through her wonderful etchings. The committee also admired her collage work. As was the case in 2018, a student was also selected as Scholarship Runner Up winner. A prize of $250 was
awarded to Katelyn Heard, also from Cessnock High School. Katelyn based her body of work on the theme of fire and the destruction it causes. Her amazing photographs were fascinating to view. Our scholarship committee also wanted to recognise the high standard of this year’s applications received and for the first time we awarded four "highly commended" certificates as well. They went to the following students:
Ma Nina Juanerio………Cessnock High School
Aria Brown………..Cessnock High School
Billie Taylor ……. Mount View High School
These awards were presented on 4 th November at our final lecture of the year.