City of Wanneroo Art Awards winners 2018
People's Choice Award $600
Artist: Leesa Padget
Title: Riches Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Media: Mixed media (paper, canvas and board)
City of Wanneroo Open Award (acquisitive) $7,500
Artist: Christophe Canato
Media: Digital photography
Judges' comments: A standout piece. A high level of technical achievement. A very considered presentation and professional approach.
Best City of Wanneroo Resident $2,000
Artist: Robert Parkman
Title: The Cabin in the Woods
Judges' comments: Beautifully crafted. The artwork draws you in and when you engage, you find hidden treasures.
Highly Commended Wanneroo Resident $1,000
Artist: Judy Rogers
Media: Mixed media
Judges' comments: Poignant subject matter, beautifully presented. A consummate draftsperson.
Painting overall $1,400
Artist: Roseanne Watson
Title: Climbing Julimar
Judges' comments: An exhilarating painterly surface. A considered palette.
Painting Highly Commended $500
Artist: Ellen Norish
Title: The Pink Room
Media: Oil on board
Judges' comments: An intriguing artwork documenting a public space. It is competently executed. An opportunity for the viewer to look into the artist’s private world.
Sculpture overall $1,400
Artist: A. & H. Alderson
Title: Encountering Wanneru 1834
Media: Local flora/fauna, copper and silver
Judges' comments: Reminiscent of scientific exploration, cabinets of curiosity and natural history drawers, with documentation of the Wanneroo area.
Sculpture Highly Commended $500
Artist: Susan Roux
Title: Migrant Girl
Media: Cast iron, polish, spray paint, thread
Judges’ comments: Quirky, humorous and enjoyable.
Works on Paper overall $1,400
Artist: Joanne Duffy
Media: Oil on cotton rag paper
Judges’ comments: Exciting and fresh. The scale of the work is good. It has an impact and brings the viewer into its atmosphere.
Works on Paper Highly Commended $500
Artist: Shona McGregor
Title: Post Reproductive
Media: Laser print, mat board box, ink on Japanese rice paper, cotton embroidery
Judges’ comments: Transverses the world of paper object and maker. It encourages the viewer to engage.