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An 18 year old student from Palmerston has won the Territory Remembers Visual Arts Project Award for her artwork titled: ‘Through my Eyes’.

Olivia Wadsley used a collation of images in her photograph to signify important memories of the Bombing of Darwin.

The Awards is part of the 75th Anniversary commemorations for the Bombing of Darwin.

“The judges were impressed with the thought behind Olivia’s entry, the specifics and the historically correct information portrayed,” said Territory Remembers spokesman, Dr Tom Lewis.

“The Committee agreed unanimously on the winning entry. There were 22 artworks submitted to the project from Middle and Senior Schools across the Top End, which was fantastic to see.

“The Territory Remembers program and 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin is an important milestone in the Territory’s history and the aim of the Visual Arts Award was to engage the younger generation to learn more about this important event and the Territory’s crucial role in World War II.”

The winning artwork received an $800 cash prize and will go on display at the Northern Territory Library.

Two additional works, including one digital entry, were selected as Highly Commended and each received $100. The Highly Commended Award winners were Jasper Pfau and Naomi Mears.

The 75th commemorative Territory Remembers program is an initiative of the Northern Territory Government to educate audiences about the lesser-known stories of those directly involved and impacted by this war on our home soil. 

Photo : Winning artwork ‘Through my eyes’

Media Contact: Department of Tourism and Culture, Arts Media Manager 0401 115 634