Local artists in line for top gong

Black Swan candidate and East Fremantle artist Camilla Loveridge said it was a real shot in the arm for artists to be recognised. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd407975
Black Swan candidate and East Fremantle artist Camilla Loveridge said it was a real shot in the arm for artists to be recognised. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd407975

North Fremantle’s Richard Lewer and Angela Stewart and East Fremantle’s Camilla Loveridge were all named finalists in the portraiture category for their work.

Ms Loveridge said art had always been a significant part of her life and it was good to be recognised in this way.

‘There is fine talent among numerous artists who live right here in Fremantle, and who work away in their studios quietly and with little fanfare so it is important that these artists are brought to the foreground, to celebrate with their communities and to receive broader, national exposure.’

The Black Swan Prize winner will be announced on Thursday September 26.