City of Canning Art Awards Exhibition back for another year

Canning Art Group Artist L to R - Trish Ray with
Canning Art Group Artist L to R - Trish Ray with "For You", Robyn Brown with "A Study in Glass" & Deborah McGrade with "Watching Me watching You".

THE City of Canning’s annual art awards and exhibition are back with a bang for another year.

Featuring works from over 180 artists across Perth, the eight-day exhibition contains a multitude of mediums, including painting, drawing, 3D and sculpture, mixed media and photography.

Canning Arts Group president Trish Ray’s mixed media piece ‘For You’ is just one of artworks on show during the exhibition.

Having only taken up art over the last couple of years, she said her love of dogs and a spontaneous approach to art inspired her work.

“I did that in a workshop and it was 3D mixed media piece, we were using all these different mediums and techniques I hadn’t used before and in all honesty, it just evolved,” she said.

“I did the background first, then I did the paper bit and started filling the gaps to give it more dimension with pastels. I did a bit of acrylics as well.

“When I did the background with the inks, I tried to work with the patterns in that, some artists are very planned, but it’s not my style.”

The exhibition kicks off with a cocktail gala to announce the award winner for the adult and youth categories on Friday.

The exhibition will be on display at the City of Canning Civic and Administration Centre between 10am-3pm from 11-19 August. Entry is free.