2 September - 7 October, 2018
The opening event of the Ellenbrook Open Art Award was held last Friday evening and was a fabulous event, attended by nearly 300 artists and art-lovers from within Ellenbrook as well as further afield.
The top prize went to Alastair Taylor for his painting entitled Herd 2. Alastair receives a cheque for $1,500 and a certificate. The judges commented that the painting has a “clear intent, it is accessible, with technical fluency. This piece spans generational expression. Light and airy, it is compositionally evocative.”
The winner of the Youth Award, awarded to the most outstanding artwork by an entrant aged between 14-18 years old, went to Claire Lee for her photograph entitled The Wedding. Claire was delighted to receive a cheque for $250 and a certificate acknowledging her achievement. The Youth Award was sponsored by Jessica Shaw, MLA, who presented the awards in person and gave words of encouragement to the budding artists on the night.
The City of Swan Award, awarded to the most outstanding work by a City of Swan resident, went to Enid Twiglet, for her intriguing embroidered artwork entitled Death of a Snail.
There were many other winners across a range of categories, the following prizes went to:
The Ellenbrook Award for Painting, Ric Burkitt, for Scrub Line
Runner Up for Painting, Kaye Devlin, for Ghost Gums
Highly Commended for Painting, Reegan Jackson, for The Voyager
LWP Award for Photography, Stephen Bolt, for Goldfields Pipeline Remnant, Merredin
Runner Up for Photography, Vernon Lee, for Two’s Company but three hundred’s a crowd
Highly Commended for Photography, Mitchell Page, for Self Portrait of a Reluctant Adult
Prime Projects Award for Mixed Media, Judy Rogers, for Ringmaster
Highly Commended for Mixed Media, Adam Logie, for Distance
Highly Commended for Mixed Media, Susan Findlay, for Baby Carol
Runner Up for Mixed Media, Sarah Thornton Smith, for Verve
Runner Up Youth Award, Sahara du Pont, for Ethereal Beauty
Highly Commended Youth, Toby Tomlinson, for Pink Galahs
With thanks to our sponsors: the City of Swan, LWP Property Group, Ellenbrook Management, Ellenbrook Central, Jess Shaw MLA, Metropolitan Picture Framers, and Prime Real Estate.