2017 art award images

Michelle Anderson


Recycled Scrap Metal

93cm x 46cm x 23cm


Wilson reminds us no matter what our external shell is - what is inside of us that counts and some sadly are empty. He represents growth and the need to build upon yourself to strive rather than remain stagnant and safe. I wanted to capture his cheeky nature as he does a playful turn, tail flicking behind him as he remains unawares. Having a fear of the ocean I have learned to love and respect it which enabled me to see beauty such as he. I never forget seeing my first parrot fish off the coastal waters of W.A. Keep swimming on Wilson.

Judith Ann

Zen Sunsets

Mixed Media

78cm x 76cm


"Zen Sunsets" is illuminated in iridescent gold to remind us of the quality time watching sunsets with those we love. Hand lettered in the German Fractur with angular & fractured forms ,words become quite architectural , dagger like & challenging to read. The idea is to slow the reader down to put the puzzle of letters together, figuring out the message within. The zen "O" is drawn with horse hair while the word "Remember" drifts through out to remind you to grab the precious memories & moments.

Brigitte Ackland

Dive Into Summer

93cm x 93cm



"Dive into Summer" is an abstract painting inspired by the vivid blue skies of Summer over Perth; of watching children excitedly jumping and diving off the wooden jetty at Hillarys Boat Harbour while doing their best to keep cool under the scorching sun; of yachts with their proud, tall masts promenading passed on the ocean. For me, this is Summer. 

Behzad Alipour 

Still Life Study

35cm x 40cm

Oil on Canvas


My approach to still life is with the same emotional connection and sincerity as any other subject matter. My initial composition "did not feel right" and it was lacking its Pythagoras; therefore, I decided to add the lemon to my setup. 
In this painting, I have explored the traditional techniques of using a limited pallet. This is a study from life which I progressed very gradually of a course of three weeks in Sweden and applied the finishing touches in my studio in Perth.

Sam Bloor

On Sight

Painting (diptych)

88cm X 67cm


On Sight consists of a high- vis shirt worn by the artist during his time on work sites and a drop sheet naturally marked during the process of painting walls. By framing these objects Bloor seeks to open a dialogue surrounding notions of perceived and transitional values of labour between the role of the artist and construction site worker.

Yvonne Bingham

Journey In Stitches


60cm x 90cm

Not For Sale

When I stitched these 2 pieces my thoughts became a journey, a journey from many countries to this land North of Antartica, a journey to Australia. The first piece represents the coming from a place, and on its way there are the colours of life, and the second piece is arriving and trying to find the road to make a home to find peace.

Tomasina Atkins



60cm x 30cm


I symbolize and personify grace and dignity, like that of royalty. Effortlessly beautiful and captivating with every nuance and move.

David Ayre

Special Lady - Special Place

Acrylic Painting

96cm x 66cm


The special lady is Ellen Stirling and the special place is Perth, Western Australia. With the special place I recognise the traditional owners and their name for the Perth area; Boorloo.

Ellen Stirling was the wife of the first Governor of WA, James Stirling. She was an invaluable partner to her husband in setting up the new Swan River Colony, Perth.

The framing of this painting was done by myself at the Ellenbrook and Districts Men's Shed. Any money gained fom the sale of this painting therefore will be going to the Men's Shed.

Warayute Bannatee


Oil on Canvas

80cm x 100cm


I lived in Carnarvon for eight years and most days Rocky would walk past my house. After watching him for many years, I asked him one day if I could take his photo to paint him, as he has such an interesting face and I knew he would be a great subject to paint. He was more than happy for me to paint him and over the past few years, I have painted him a number of times and every painting is always so different from the last one.

Helette Bester

Battle Scars

Acrylic Painting

45cm x 60cm


Each of these pebbles conjure images of wonder and mystery. What did they look like when they first started rolling around in the ocean? How big were they? Where did they come from? Will they ever disappear entirely after millennia?

Therefore I treated each of them as a mini composition of their own. A mini painting inside a painting. Each with its own battle scars. They each have their own character. Each one as unique as us.

Steven Bolt

The Master


49cm x 65cm


While wandering the streets of the Perth CBD, snapping different built-scapes, I rounded a corner to be confronted with this mighty natural beauty. Surrounded by many decades of men's work, this tree dominates its setting simply by being.

Sean Breadsell


Photograph on Canvas

50cm x 100cm


This piece was captured at the recent V8 Supercars series at Barbagallo Raceway. The even was Australian GT Series, and this Audi R8 Supercar was captured while panning at slow shutter speeds to portray 'Speed'

Melanie Breese

Red Trio

Acrylic on Canvas

45cm x 35cm


'Red Trio' is my interpretation of 3 apples sitting on my kitchen table.

Tara Brooks

Prickly Pear

Glass Sculpture

50cm x 35cm x 35cm


Prickly Pear is made using reclaimed glass. Just as a cactus can regenerate from the tiniest piece, so too does my art bring new life to scrap, growing it into something whole.

Ric Burkitt


Acrylic Painting

91.5cm x 91.5cm


'Subida' is about rising up, that upward movement that gets your head above the water, and into the clean air. The layering of the paint shows the history of the idea and the process behind it, and as with any movements of note, shards remain of what was: the effort, the struggle, the desire.

Sarah Norman-Brown

The Feast

Hand Embroidery

16cm x 8.5cm


The harsh realities of life and death in the natural world; where the death of one can provide nourishment for many could be considered distasteful, confronting or "ugly" but it is subject matter such as this that is a constant source of inspiration to me. There is beauty in the intricate details of the underside of a cockroach and the industurious nature of the common house ant that is so often overlooked or ignored.

Lee Carter

Wings Over Nourlangie


61cm x 91cm


'Wings over Nourlangie' depicts three Brolgas in formation.

The Brolga in Aboriginal Dreaming symbolises creativity, especially in dance and self expression.

Paintings of Brolgas are usually depicted dancing whereas in my painting they are flying high over the Nourlangie Rock which contains significant Aboriginal Art in Kakadu.

These are elegant birds both in flight and dance.


Jimmy Cangy

Eve Ate The Apple


75cm x 100cm


Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

The symbolism of the apple relates to the “Apple tech
company”. Eve eating the apple represent society's perpetual hunger for new technologies. Temptation became a third party of human life and the appetite for more became a buffet of all you can eat in the banquet of technology.

Audrey Chey

Merging Orchid 1

Mixed Media on Canvas

65cm x 54cm


The concept for this series of paintings about Merging Orchid developed from my love for a hybrid orchid cultivar that is Singapore’s national flower. Its vibrant colour, hardiness and resilience quality are the source of inspiration for me.

I explore the psychological connection by creating spaces where the self melts and is experienced afresh. By incorporating layers of acrylic paints and rice paper collages to express integration. I prayed by burning incense sticks to create burnt marks for collages to metaphoric rebirth. Fluid lines express the passage of time and rhythm of life, revealing my internal landscape.

Britney Chase

The Millennial Generation


90cm x 60cm

Not For Sale

I've based my piece on my nostalgia from when I was a kid growing in the millennial generation, and how I saw technology was taking over society. Within my artwork I aimed to capture this idea and present my point of view of how I see the most popular technology taking over the kids of today. I utilised bright vibrant colours to show the artificial nature of this age. My intention for this artwork was to convey to people what technology is doing to the millennial generation and how it's changing for the worse.

Noreen Clapp

La Famille

Acrylic Painting

55cm x 45cm

Not For Sale

The Trinity is at the heart of my artwork, it is the focus of this family unit.

Capturing a likeness is important. It is also my intention to visually depict the bond between the parents and their son who is central in the close menage.

The pose is traditional. It befits the family's staunch beliefs and conservative values.

Brett Chrimes

The Prospector


13cm x 30cm x 53cm


The reality of the harsh outback greeted the prospector, broken and weary he left. But with the winter rains brought the life of flowers & plants and the hope of the dragonfly.

Rhonda Colombera

My Lotus Mandala

Acrylic on Canvas

96cm x 96cm

Not For Sale

Sue Cotton

What day is it?


83cm x 75cm


"What day is it?"
Words spoken by an old befuddled person.
A life which is fragmented and full of confusion. 
Lines and spaces which make words visible.

Greg Cox

Lake Gnangara

Oil Painting

95cm x 65cm

Not For Sale

This is painted from my memories of Lake Gnangara from how it used to be.

Jessie-Anne Clements


Acrylic Painting

91cm x 91cm


This painting is an aerial view of fallen leaves. I have used a vertical and circular line for composition.

Gill Cordiner

The corner of the garden


60cm x 30cm x 10cm


I created this piece using complex enamel techniques.


The main part is in 'Plique-à-jour' which in French means glimpse of the day. The piece is translucent like tiny miniature stained glass. The other technique is a miniature enamel painting, an ancient method. All pieces come together to express the love of a garden; a tiny, perfect vignette.

Andrew Cox

Blue Lady


72cm x 61cm


I have incorporated different styles of drawing and painting, to create something bold.

Joanne Cox


Oil Painting

25cm x 25cm


This piece 'Facets' was a real labor of love. It was painted in several layers, some translucent and some opaque, each one building upon the other to give the painting a real 3 dimensional effect. This painting has qualities which are only visible when looking at the real thing, and cannot be captured in photography.

Maretha Cronje

It takes a village to raise a child

Acrylic Painting

50cm x 50cm


After attending an 'Edge of the Sacred' Conference in Alice Springs, Maretha was inspired to capture the experience of being exiled from and yearning to reconnect with country, community and culture.


She captured these humane themes within the sacred space of the mandala.

Pauline Davies

Quiet Moment

Oil Painting


Roy Davies

The American Nightmare

Mixed Media

92cm x 60cm


Alina Dmitrieva

When It Pours

Coloured Pencil Drawing

74cm x 93cm


Working on this drawing offered a means for me to vent deeper emotions that I had trouble expressing in any other way at the time. It allowed me to explore a number of themes such as isolation and the continuing search for identity and inner peace.

Sahara DuPont


Acrylic Painting

100cm x 100cm


‘Treasures’ is a semi-realistic piece created with acrylic paints. This painting is supposed to represent the force of nature and the beauty and ugliness that comes with it.

Sarah Dye

Many Roads

Encaustic / Mixed Media

44cm x 44cm


Many Roads is a reflection of the countless pathways and roads we travel every day. Some roads meet, others lead to nowhere and a few are cyclic.


In my travels, I'm impacted by the words I hear and sights I see and these elements are revealed by the textures and markings on the panel, many are uplifting others more disconcerting.

Jody Ellis

Care Taker

Cross Stitch

42cm x 37cm

Not For Sale

Care Taker is a macabre zombie like nurse presented on navy blue aida fabric.

Paul Elliot

Eucalyptus Metallum


47cm x 37cm x 37cm


Eucalyptus Metallum is a fanciful idea of a tree that dominated the Pilbara region. Born in fire and brimstone and as hard as steel, the Earth cooled, and the rains came.

The lush green forests emerged and this vast woodland was slowly returned to the Earth, soaking it red with iron ore.

Donal Fahy


Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas

76cm x 60cm

Not For Sale

This is Cara...

Her parents wrap her in a soft warm towel....she looks effortlessly to the camera lens. 


The face presented is a captured image that will never happen again. 

What are the thoughts filling this beautiful mind? That, we will never know, but her parents will always remember, bath time with Cara...

Tami Esancy

Bindi in the Backyard - Ms Barky-Barky

Acrylic Painting

76cm x 76cm


The work is an depiction of my back yard, with Bindi, my 13 year old Jack-Russell/Chihuahua and her endless barking efforts.


The canvas is reused from an earlier work, and creates textures within the background panting. The paint is a mixture of quality artist acrylics and mis-tints from Bunnings. The work will be framed for the propose of denoting its "new" art work status.

Ernie Feldmann

Equilibrium under construction #1


42cm x 39cm x 33cm


There is a balance and a tension within the materials used in this work of art and a contrast exists between the natural wood and the highly geometric forms of this sculpture.

Linda Fardoe

Wondrous Wetlands

Arcrylic on Linen

60cm x 90cm


This work was inspired by the proposal to bulldoze a highway through the Beeliar Wetlands. The beauty of this place and the need to conserve the habitat for native plants and animals moved me to paint. For the past few years I have been using a restricted tonal pallet but the lushness of the ferns led me to the introduction of greens. The bulldozers and protesters have now departed giving the land a chance to heal.


Ethereal serenity, quietness and a curiosity of what may lay beyond take the viewer on a spiritual journey to a place of contemplation.

Ian Fewster


Acrylic Painting

30cm x 50cm


Sue Findlay

Bunny's Retreat

Mixed Media

46cm x 46cm


I was inspired to create this piece when I saw this lonely bunny sitting on the shelf in the local Salvo's store and wondered about all the pre-loved items that people discard. So I found him a new home in the form of art and hope that he will be adored for many years to come.

Pat Forster

Leafy Seadragon in a Sea Lettuce Meadow


91cm x 91cm


The leafy seadragon (Phycodurus Eques) is endemic to Australia, occurring on the Southern and Western coasts.

The 'leafy' motif in the quilt is based on the classic dragon curve described at fractalcurves.com which I adapted to suit the snowball patchwork block. It is swimming amongst sea lettuce and fish.

The quilt is machine pieced and is hand and machine quilted with cotton, polyester and metallic threads.

Lizette Fourie

Do You See What I See


63cm x 93cm


I love to do cloud watching with my children and all the things we see in the clouds. This artwork consists of photographs of clouds with different shapes and shades. it's fascinating to hear what other people see. I like old school photography and only used zoom and cropping on the photos.

Benn Francis

Seed Pride

Mixed Media

25cm x 30cm


The King of the animal Kingdom protecting the seed of life. The Seed of Life is a symbol for the seven stages of creation.

Lyn Franke

Fabricated Vintage

Mixed Media/Textiles

61cm x 61cm


My work is inspired by the colours of the vineyard in autumn. The use of textiles to create this image provides a more tactile element to the work.


It also allows for multi layering of colours and mixed fabrics to accentuate texture and the movement of falling leaves.

Stacy Gardoll

Roses Dreaming

Acrylic on Canvas

60cm x 90cm


Sharon Gayski

Winters' Modesty

Acrylics with Textured Medium

91cm x 61cm


This was created in my imagination. With a great love for trees, winter and the courage it takes to be transparent, raw, and naked with a sense of Modesty.

Jessica Geddes

Faith In What I See


60cm x 50cm


With a 'tree of life feeling' this piece offers inspiration, strength and faith.


I often paint nature scenes with a surreal twist to capture the magic and beauty of the world, as it can be easily missed through the daily challenges of reality.


I am aiming to enthrall others into remembering these things, to enjoy life and to have faith in what they see.

Ursula Ghort

Frilled Lizard

Acrylic Painting

62cm x 62cm


I really wanted to paint a Frilled Lizard after visiting a friend who has a love of reptiles and, as well as assorted snakes had a pair of beautiful Frilled Lizards.


I have enjoyed using vibrant colours, texture and a palette knife.

Brett Canet-Gibson

Trevor Jamieson


90cm x 60cm

Not For Sale

This portrait of Indigenous actor, dancer, musician and storyteller, Trevor Jamieson, was made outside in the grounds of the University of Western Australia on a spring-stained Sunday afternoon in Perth, using natural light and a portable backdrop.


Performing with the Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in a production called Kaya, Trevor was about to go through his warm up process before mesmerising a sold out closing-night audience.

Rachel Gillam

Changes From Above

Mixed Media

101cm x 101cm

Not For Sale

I’m in awe of our beautiful natural surroundings in Western Australia, capturing not only the forms of our landscape from an aerial perspective but the energy and movement such as a clouds floating in the air. 

I have worked from photos taken whilst flying in a plane or flying a drone. These photos are a guide only. Once back in the studio, I paint directly to my chosen surface. Layers of paint are suspended by doing glazes and using heat. The suspended layers I believe give an atmospheric energy, movement and translucency to these abstract expressionist works.

Jeanette Giroud

Ashes to Ashes

Mixed Media

101cm x 76cm


Bushfires are part of our Australian way of life. However, the devastation is immense.

The loss of human life and flora and fauna bring despair and unimaginable consequences.

As always, there is a glimmer of hope and the will to battle on and rebuild.

There is something hauntingly beautiful about the bush landscape after a fire.

Kelly Grant

Business As Unusual

Mixed Media

101 cm (3 x framed pieces)


Over the years, I have accumulated and kept 327 business cards for a multitude of reasons. Each card means something to me. Having a minimalist lifestyle, not keeping what isn’t used, I have chosen to use these cards for my most recent art project entitled Business As UNusual.
After much tracing, hand cutting, the cards have morphed into 3 hexagonal eye feasts.
Holding the belief that business cards will be another thing of the past, I am hoping my 3 piece mixed media set will be ‘fossilised’ on display somewhere interesting.

Chris Goldberg

Broken Dreams


57cm x 46cm


Dance was her passion.


10 years of training, commitment and sacrifice.


She had been granted a coveted place at the national school of ballet, her lifelong ambition, then one freak injury, and it was over in an instant …..all that was left were Broken Dreams.

Erin Guthrie

Midnight Catnap

Pencil, Pen, Paper

32cm x 27cm


'Midnight Catnap' is a Pencil/Pen on Paper drawing which is part of my 'Seth' Series.


Seth is the much loved and slightly zany Black Cat in our household and the unlikely Hero and Muse for many of my drawings.

Marie Haass


Acrylic on Paper

80cm x 75cm


PICA, a mixed media drawing questions the familiar pattern of cultural assimilation in our contemporary society.


In Perth, PICA was once a space to exhibit alternative art projects. Now the rebellious edge of the place has turned into an institution.

PICA has become a desacralized version of a temple.

Marie Hammat


Oil on Canvas

102cm x 102cm


Nidia Hansen

Waiting for the Rain

Acrylics and Mixed Media

96cm x 96cm


My artworks are mainly in Acrylics, although attracted by the versatility of contemporary art materials, I use mixed media to explore diversity and the relationship between forms, shapes, colors and textures in nature.


This allow me the creation of artworks that combine mixed subject in my own style.