Windy Day sculpture blows judges away

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Windy Day by Abbey Barker.
Camera IconWindy Day by Abbey Barker. Credit: Supplied

A striking creation by WA College of Agriculture Denmark student Abbey Barker has taken out multiple awards at the Art in the Porongurup event last month.

Her entry Windy Day took out the Youth award, Judges Prize and the People’s Choice Award. She also claimed the Art in the Dark prize award, as part of the torchlight tours during the exhibition showcase.

The powerful metal work is of a girl flying a kite.

Abbey said she spent several hours each night, over several weeks, constructing her entry.

“Dad jokes that he can’t leave anything laying about in his shed,” she said.

WA College of Agriculture Denmark principal Kevin Osborne said it was great to see Abbey’s skills learnt at the college being used creatively.

“The WA College of Agriculture Denmark conducts courses in metals and engineering in its state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre and it is wonderful to see Abbey using her abilities and skills in such an artistic way,” he said.

The event was held at Karribank in the Porongurups and raises funds to care for the heritage-listed national park. The event was previously called Art in the Park.

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