Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Youth Scholarship
To encourage Eaglehawk youth to achieve their potential in their chosen field of arts which complements the Festival programme - i.e. Literary, Visual or Performing Arts
2019 Recipient of the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival
Flack Advisory Youth Scholarship
Allira is a young aspiring artist who is currently studying VCE Studio Arts and VET Allied Health at Bendigo Senior Secondary College in the hope of becoming a qualified Art Therapist.
Her dream of becoming an Art Therapist comes from a love of art and joy in helping others. She sees art as a form of relaxation and believes that others can benefit from participation in visual and performing arts.
Dancing has been a big part of Allira's life as she began lessons at 4 and only stopped when she broke her leg two years ago (she has just commenced dancing again!).
Allira is a member of the Bendigo BMX Club in Eaglehawk and uses her artistic creativity to produce Christmas cards for the club. She wants to learn how to coach so she can volunteer at the BMX club in the future.
Allira has designed several banners for Eaglehawk Secondary College and was a member of the 3556 Magazine of which she won a leadership award. Allira was also awarded the Hessi year Ten outstanding artist of the year.
Allira has exhibited her artwork in the Bendigo Rotary Easter Show and was commissioned to produce a work for Bendigo's Young Artist program.
Allira will use the funds obtained in this scholarship to complete her Year 12 art studies, attend extra-curricular artistic opportunities and purchase high-quality art supplies to create meaningful and enduring works of art.
You will see some of her artworks displayed here tonight.