Who says that children in this era are only standing idly, consumptive or even not creative? Just have a look at their action on the cartoon illustration competition in Denpasar Art Space (DAS), Merdeka Building on Jalan Surapati, Denpasar, on Sunday (May 7). With the activity coming with tagline “Denpasar My City, My Home” students
Who says that children in this era are only standing idly, consumptive or even not creative? Just have a look at their action on the cartoon illustration competition in Denpasar Art Space (DAS), Merdeka Building on Jalan Surapati, Denpasar, on Sunday (May 7). With the activity coming with tagline “Denpasar My City, My Home” students of grade 4, 5 and 6 elementary schools are able to present a number of imaginative artworks.
Most interestingly, the competition held by the Denpasar tourism office in cooperation with the regional tourism promotion agency (BPPD) Denpasar was able to explore the potential interests and talents of children from an early age. “This cartoon illustration competition is meant to create animators in the future. We consider that aesthetics can attract the interest and talents of children in the world of cartoon illustrations to animation world,” said Cartoonist Jinggo Paramarta.
Head of the Denpasar Tourism Office, Wayan Gunawan, said that the first cartoon illustration competition is meant to promote and bring the people of Denpasar closer since early age. It is also meant to utilize the DAS as a medium of creative works, so that they are more familiar with the works of art. “The works by the art masters of Denpasar at this DAS can be further developed by younger generation of Denpasar,” he said.
General public can visit the DAS gallery to see the works of artists of Denpasar having been exhibited. “Denpasar city will continue to prepare creative people heading for the creative economy. This cartoon illustration competition can encourage young people to produce cartoon illustrations leading to the animation world,” Gunawan added.
In the meantime, Chairman of the BPPD Denpasar, I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra, stated that the cartoon illustration competition followed by elementary school students in Denpasar city is an important activity to cultivate the love of younger generation of Denpasar city towards artistic and cultural creativity. It is also meant to maintain the brand of Denpasar city as a creative city based on culture. “We hope this activity has a positive impact on domestic and foreign tourist visit to the city of Denpasar,” he said.
Champions of the cartoon illustration competition are Putu Aditya Pratama (SD Kartika VII-I Denpasar), I Putu Panji Wiweka Nanda (SDK Harapan Denpasar) and I Putu Gede Wiguna Saputra (SDN 1 Pemecutan) respectively as the first, second and third champion. The committee also set 10 nominations of consolation prize. (BTN/015)