Gallery hosted at Bayan Secondary School campus

KUWAIT: Ambassador of Australia to Kuwait Warren Hauck and Education Minister Dr Mohammad Al-Faris inaugurate the exhibition. — Photos by Joseph Shagra

KUWAIT: The Australian Embassy, in cooperation with Kuwait Times, organized the 'Colours of Australia' paintings exhibition yesterday at Bayan Secondary School. "The competition allowed for cultural exchange between Kuwait and Australia," Ambassador of Australia to Kuwait Warren Hauck said. "Student of Kuwait learned more about cultures and civilizations, and became able to identify with communities in other parts of the world through arts." During his speech, the Australian Ambassador expressed gratitude for the 'great cooperation' between Kuwait Times and Bayan School for introducing students to a different culture and art.

Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Faris praised the participating students for their hard work. "I admire the opportunity that was offered to students in Kuwait to draw the nature of Australia, as 6,500 students participated in this competition."

Adnan Saad, Deputy General Manager of Kuwait Times and organizer of the 'Colours of Australia' student art competition, thanked Bayan Secondary School for providing the opportunity to organize an exhibition at their campus in order to showcase the drawings entered in the competition. He said that students submitted beautiful works that demonstrated amazing painting skills. "Students from public and private schools put huge effort, passion and time in order to present paintings and artworks of great value. Through this competition, they explored Australia with all of its deserts, forests, animals, enchanting scenery, world-famous monuments in addition to aspects of a new culture and an old civilization."

The theme for the 'Colours of Australia' arts competition encouraged students to express their knowledge of Australia by drawing a landscape, natural scene, or any other form of expression they would find suitable.

During the event, Bayan School announced that it became a smart school where the admission process will be converted from paperwork to electronic transaction in order to save time, effort as well as papers and printing ink.

Faten Omar