City of Wanneroo art awards winners 2017
City of Wanneroo Open Award (acquisitive) $7,500
Artist: Ian Kay
Title: Loewy Train
Media: Oregon dunnage and stainless steel
Judges comments: A simple, fun and playful object. A beautifully realised concept in crafted wood and found objects.
Best City of Wanneroo Resident $2,000
Artist: Susan Hoy
Title: The Promise of a Sea Breeze
Media: Gouache on Arches paper
Judges comments: Great use of the seascape palette and the graudation of tone. Meticulous and controlled use of gouache. A recognisable image of the seaside environment on the north coast.
Highly Commended Wanneroo Resident $1,000
Artist: Nikki-Marie Rogers
Judges comments: A minimal palette, full of control and a shimmery visual effect through the repetition of the brushstroke.
Painting overall $1,400
Artist: Eric Hynyen
Title: Numbers Man
Media: Oil and enamel on canvas
Judges comments: Experimental work with different media founded on competent draftsmanship. The drawing contrasts with the looseness of the oil and enamel paint.
Painting Highly Commended $500
Artist: Penny Bovell
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Judges comments: A fine example from a professional artist in control of her chosen medium. Loose but controlled use of transparent and opaque paints.
Sculpture overall $1,400
Artist: Leena Padget
Title: Jump Start
Media: Clay, plaster, found objects and rust
Judges comments: A beautifully crafted sculpture constructed from limited materials that invites consideration and engagement.
Sculpture Highly Commended $500
Artist: Ernie Feldmann
Title: Do I belong?
Judges comments: A balance and tension between the two components and the contrast between the natural wood and the highly geometric forms.
Works on Paper overall $1,400
Artist: Eve Wolfe
Judges comments: A striking and powerful portrait because of its size. Simple yet has great impact. Image lingers in your mind long after initial viewing.
Works on Paper Highly Commended $500
Artist: Kimberly Rae
Title: Desert Dweller - Elf Owl
Judges comments: Beautifully observed, technically the artist is in control of their medium. The confident composition and use of negative space is so refreshing.