Nine talented artists shared $16,800 in prize money in the City of Wanneroo Community Art
Awards & Exhibition.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was thoroughly impressed with all of the entries this year, which included 144 paintings, 50 works on paper and 28 sculptures.
“I am delighted that many of the artworks on show – 106 in fact – are from local artists, who are residents of the City of Wanneroo,” Mayor Roberts said.
“I am so proud of the creativity - each year, the quality of artwork submitted is of such a high standard,” she said.
“It is wonderful to see such strong and diverse art being exhibited and I encourage everyone to take time to view the exhibition.”
Visitors can take part in the judging of the People's Choice Award by nominating their favourite artwork.
Andy Quilty was awarded the main prize, taking home $7500 for his incredible portrait entitled Papa #3 in the Works on Paper Category.
Judges commented that “the vibrant artwork displays high energy line making. The strong stare creates a powerful image, which has a very Australian feel to it.”
The free exhibition will run in the gallery at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre from Saturday 14 May to Saturday 11 June (Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm).
CATEGORIES AND PRIZES:
City of Wanneroo Open Award (acquisitive) $7,500
Andy Quilty – Baldivis – Works on Paper Category
Best City of Wanneroo Resident $2,000
Janey Emery – Clarkson – Painting Category
Highly Commended Wanneroo Resident $1,000
Jennifer Sadler – Carramar – Painting Category
Painting overall $1,400
Mel Dare – Mt Lawley – Painting Category
Painting Highly Commended $500
Barry Jones – Noranda – Painting Category
Sculpture overall $1,400
Adam Logie – Yanchep – Sculpture Category
Sculpture Highly Commended $500
Yuko Takahashi – Tuart Hill – Sculpture Category
Works on Paper overall $1,400
Jeremy Lane – Iluka – Works on Paper Category
Works on Paper Highly Commended $500
Serg Sobolev – Banksia Grove – Works on Paper Category