Participant profile: Doone

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The Imaginarium is a place where gifted girls are encouraged to develop their gifts and interests through a diverse range of courses. Courses are open to gifted girls from any school throughout Western Australia, and are held after school and during holidays.

I’d like you to meet an incredible young lady with artistic flair. Doone is in Year 6 and is 11-years-old. She loves to sketch, read and write mythical stories that feature characters with special gifts or free verse poetry. Her favourite books are quite diverse, from fictional stories with unicorns and mermaids to those that stimulate her curiosity. The Guinness Book of World Records, exploring the unique feats people achieve, is a favourite.

Doone enjoys creating digital art using different applications and painting; her ability to mix different tones to create depth and texture in her art pieces whilst representing complex ideas highlights her unique gift. Doone identifies her strengths as being able to work independently and being flexible. When she is older, she would like to work as a digital artist, taking commissions online, and open her own café as it is really important to her to have a job she enjoys.

When asked who inspires her, Doone identifies her mother, “Because she is successful with her own business and she is always trying to be positive.” Doone likes watching clips of animals that are really cute as their antics make her laugh. She has several pets, including two dogs, three cats and a rabbit.

Doone participated in The Art of Visual Persuasion course through the Imaginarium during the October school holidays and is currently participating in the Inspo Girls course after school. She is very quiet and shy when she first meets people so it was great to see her interacting with other girls during the course and forming new friendships with like-minded peers.

Doone created the art piece Cut Down during The Art of Visual Persuasion course, which can be seen in the photos above. Her work reflects on the harm of pollution on the earth. She says, “In 2017, air pollution has become increasingly worse. With more buildings, factories and transportation roaming cities, the state of our beautiful earth is in jeopardy.” A powerful piece provoking conversation, emotion and thought. I wonder what she will create this term through the Inspo Girls course…