Four-way collaboration wins Fremantle Arts Centre Print award

The winning piece - Elastics/Borrocha/Elastico
The winning piece - Elastics/Borrocha/Elastico

FOUR artists will split the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award first prize.

Timor-Leste’s Victor De Sousa, WA’s Maria Madeira and NSW’s Fiona MacDonald and Narelle Jubelin will split the $16,000 first prize for their collaborative work Elastics/Borrocha/Elastico.

The artwork looks at the history of Timor-Leste and provides an insight into its culture through print.

WA artist Teelah George won the $6000 second prize for her banner Effect of Dose on Taste (New Phase), which she said she would destroy after the finalists’ exhibition.

She said she found the old banner on a wall in North Fremantle before salvaging it for the awards with a hand-stitched canvas border.

An exhibition of the finalists will be at the Fremantle Arts Centre until November 15.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the awards, there will also be an exhibition of all the past winners until November 15.