Centre hosts visual feast at awards night

Bassendean Visual Art Awards curator Kristy Gough (top left) with exhibition assistants Natalie Davies and Ana Borcherdt.Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d426575
Bassendean Visual Art Awards curator Kristy Gough (top left) with exhibition assistants Natalie Davies and Ana Borcherdt.Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d426575

More than 250 people attended the event including artists, councillors, Town of Bassendean staff and sponsor representatives.

Guests were treated to a multicultural pop-up street kitchen organised by students at Cyril Jackson’s senior campus and entertained by the school’s music students throughout the night.

Winners included Mt Barker resident Christine Baker, who won first prize, earning herself the Acquisitive Award and $5000.

Ms Baker said the long drive was well worth it.

Her work, Carbarup Rd, will join the town’s art collection. Other winners included Alyce Goddard who won the Hawaiian Bassendean Open (Acquisitive) award and $3000 and Gill Cordiner who collected the Best Town of Bassendean Resident Award and $1000.

Tayla Beynon won the Young Person award for her piece titled The Real Heroes.

Students Izaac Birjandi of Anzac Terrace Primary School, Wendy Lim of Ashfield Primary School, Hana Sakane-McCeland of Bassendean Primary School, Flynn Bunter of Casa Mia Montessori and Michael Dwyer of St Michaels Catholic Primary School won awards in their age groups.

The People’s Choice award will be granted at the end of the exhibition after public voting.