TANISHA Burtnyk has won the overall prize at the City of Joondalup’s 2016 Community Art Exhibition.
Now in its 19th year, the exhibition was launched on Saturday night at its new home in the Myer Centre Court at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City.
It features 192 works from artists that are either residents of the City or members of a non-profit visual arts association within the City. This is up from 126 entries last year.
“With a total prize pool over $8250 and one artist selected for a $3000 commission to produce an artwork for the City’s Inside-Out Billboard project, it’s little wonder this year’s exhibition has generated so much interest,” Mayor Troy Pickard said.
Nine awards were announced on Saturday night with the Popular Choice Award, given to the artwork that receives the most votes from the public, to be revealed later this month.
Burtnyk won for the most outstanding work in any media category for her piece Untitled.
Judges said her work was “compelling and outstanding”.
“Tanisha’s delicate but dynamic work on paper is infused with subtle visual poetry and power, read both as an object and a drawing,” they said.
The exhibition will be displayed across two levels in the foyer outside Myer Joondalup until June 25.
2016 Community Art Exhibition winners
Most outstanding work ($1500 prize)
Tanisha Burtnyk – Untitled
Painting ($1000 prize)
Judy Rogers – The Incredible Ms M
Works on Paper ($1000 prize)
Shelley Cowper – Night Hazards
Sculpture – 3D ($1000 prize)
Susan Hoy – Wattle Vessel (edged with leaves)
Photomedia ($1000 prize)
Jules Tenant – 6025. Something more
Textiles ($1000 prize)
Annie Rawle – Lake Joondalup
Student Award ($250 voucher for Arts Edge)
Samara Riches – Sea Blanket
Celebrating Joondalup ($500 prize)
Jarrad Bennett – By the lake, Joondalup
Artist in Focus ($500 prize and exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery)
Ryck Rudd – Narcissus
Popular Choice Award ($500 prize)