Gillwinga Public School student Krystelle Lentfer, 9, has found success with a multi-media artwork she created of an echidna.
Gillwinga Public School student Krystelle Lentfer, 9, has found success with a multi-media artwork she created of an echidna. JoJo Newby

Recognition for young artists

IN A competition with more than 750 entrants, getting your artwork through to the final 50 is no mean feat.

Even more impressive is Grafton producing not one but two successful contestants.

Krystelle Lentfer from Gilwinga Public and Kya Broughton from South Grafton School have both had their artworks selected in the ANSTO Touring Exhibition.

Krystelle who is in Year 4 and nine years old is the second member of her family to have her work accepted, following in the foot- steps of big sister Shantelle.

"I was surprised when I made it through because there were so many entrants," said Krystelle.

She talked us through the process that went into making her echidna collage.

"We dipped cotton wool buds in ink and then we did three dots together and then we got marker pens and we drew on the antennas."

Kya Broughton also has an artistic streak in her genealogy.

"My mum is an artist; she does portraits and sketches of horses in lead pencil," said Kya.

Kya was also happy her artwork of Fantastic Mr Fox had made it through to the top 50.

"I am very excited and happy to have made it," said Kya.

"We painted our pictures with water colours and outlined them with black pens."

The children's artworks will eventually be placed in hospitals across the state.

They will also be placed on display at the NSW State Gallery in Sydney.



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