Student wins art award

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The National, Monday October 14th, 2013

 YOUNG artist Matthew Salung can trace his award winning work all the way back to his grandfather. 

Salung created three large linocuts, titled Dau Dau, which represent his cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea. 

The works won Salung an excellence award as part of the Creative Generations Excellence Awards. 

The St Brendan’s College student said the artworks represented his grandfather, the elder of his family’s tribe. 

“The three large linocuts are about my grandfather, the elder of our tribe Dau Dau, which has a significant and rich cultural heritage in Papua New Guinea,” Salung said. 

The awards recognise and promote excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland schools. 

Salung’s work is on display at the Rockhampton Art Gallery and will be exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane next year. 

The work of 19 students from six high schools, including Emmaus College, St Brendan’s College, St Ursula’s College, The Cathedral College, Gladstone State High School, and Toolooa State High School, are on display in Rockhampton. – The Observer