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Katie Vogel

Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus

Artwork title
Y
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

The concept for my artwork was inspired by photographer Hedi Slimane’s idea of 'the teenage takeover’ – that is, a focus on the up-and-coming generation and their perspective and effect on society. As a teenager, I feel that Generation Y is often repressed or dismissed as being irresponsible and wasteful. I have investigated the antithesis of this belief by portraying teenagers aged 16 to 19 who, I believe, reflect the diversity and individuality that is Generation Y, the inevitable leaders of the future.