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News Item from Southern River College, 21st Dec 2021 by Georgia Alderman

Southern River College artists shone in this year’s Young Australian Art Awards with our students receiving multiple accolades across the Senior Painting and Indigenous Art categories.

The awards list is as follows:


Fortescue Metals Indigenous Art Award – Dyneeka Jones for Nature Connection
Sedgman Indigenous Art Award – Jinkatha Flanagan for Wild Life
Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Art Award – Kyle Prieto for The Storm
Whitehaven Coal Indigenous Art Award – Jacinta Annandale forThe Land Of The Emus
Pantoro Ltd Indigenous Art Award – Mitchell Rodney for All Together
Metro Mining Indigenous Art Award – Chloe Rodney for The Rainbow Snake
Ausmex Group Indigenous Art Award – Matilda Annandale for Encounter Of The Snakes, Kangaroo And The Emu
Central Petroleum Indigenous Art Award – Mykah Barlett for Meeting Place
Saracen Gold Indigenous Art Award – Amelia Murphy-Taylor for My Favourite Animal
Rex Minerals Ltd Indigenous Art Award – Zechariah Ford for The Land
Impact Minerals Indigenous Art Award – Michael Raines for Cultural Meeting
Gascoyne Resources Indigenous Art Award – Kobi Philbin for Rayuko Maru
Kin Mining Ltd Indigenous Art Award – Kobi Philbin for The Rains
Auking Mining Ltd Indigenous Art Award – Hilton Rodney for Emu Track
BCI Minerals Indigenous Art Award – Jacinta Annandale for Spirit Of The Kangaroo
Finalist Senior Painting – Laura Berry for Landscape of flowers
Finalist Senior Painting – Monique Zampogna for Strawberry fields
Finalist Senior Painting – Taliesha Carberry for Life under water
Finalist Senior Painting – Angeli Kim Merino for Dancing in the rain


Congratulations to our winners on having their talent and dedication recognised in this prestigious national competition. Thank you, and congratulations also, to Mr Bikim and Mrs Page for supporting these students in their artistic endeavours.

Finally, we would also like to extend our gratitude to the Australian Children’s Charity for the work they do in encouraging expression in the arts amongst young people through the Young Australian Art Awards.

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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community

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