Winners announced at launch of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition

'Moving' by Annette Peterson won the most outstanding work at the City of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition.
'Moving' by Annette Peterson won the most outstanding work at the City of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition.

PADBURY resident Annette Peterson has won the major prize for most outstanding work at the City of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition.

Judges said her piece, titled Moving, was a “celebration of paint, telling a story with an emotional response”.

“The artist has an understanding of the importance of considered mark making, capturing small details minimally,” they said.

“The viewer can feel movement and strong atmosphere.”

Ms Peterson, who is a Joondalup Community Arts Association member and Curtin University arts graduate, was presented with her $1500 prize at the official opening of the exhibition at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City on Saturday.

She joined eight other winners on the night, with the Popular Choice Award for the artwork that receives the most votes from the public to be revealed later this month.

Other winners included Susan Hoy for works on paper, Joanna Webber for painting, Lesley LeGrove for three-dimensional works, Dawn McIntyre for multimedia, Paul Innes for Arts in Focus, Colin Drummond for Celebrating Joondalup, Annika Korb for the Student Award, and Amelia Hunt for the Student Photography Award.

Votes for the Popular Choice Award can be cast by completing a nomination form at the exhibition or electronically using the iPad at the sales desk on Level 1.

The artist who will be selected to create an artwork for the City’s Inside-Out Billboard on the Joondalup Library will also be announced later this year.

The winner will be awarded a $3000 commission to produce an artwork to be photographed and printed onto canvas to be displayed from October 2019 to March 2020.

This is the 22nd time the City has hosted the annual event, which this year features 130 works from City residents or members of a non-profit visual arts association within the City.

This year’s judges were artists Peter Ciemitis and Denise Brown, and photographer Yvonne Doherty.

The exhibition is on show in The Great Space at Lakeside Joondalup until June 23.

City of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition winners

Most Outstanding Work ($1500 prize) – Moving by Annette Peterson
Judges comments: “It’s a celebration of paint, telling a story with an emotional response. The artist has an understanding of the importance of considered mark making, capturing small details minimally. The viewer can feel movement, and strong atmosphere.”

Works on Paper ($1000 prize) – Quinns Beach Cottage #9 by Susan Hoy
Judges comments: “Quiet and reflective. It captures the feeling and nostalgia standing at the ocean. Thoughtful and restrained. It’s beautifully illustrated and strong.”

Painting ($1000 prize) – Still Life with Lemons by Joanna Webber
Judges comments: “A quiet, thoughtful and considered work that revisits traditional paintings. It has a beautiful sense of realism. The use of colour to describe the copper pan, and the use of light and dark daubs at the edge is beautiful. The artist has confidence to allow for the marks to act as marks.”

Three Dimensional Works ($1000 prize) – Autumn Repairs by Lesley LeGrove
Judges comments: “There is a delicacy of work in the fine ceramics. The muted colours and stitching work well. Fine flat ceramics made into a 3D object.”

Multimedia ($1000 prize) – The Seed Shop by Dawn McIntyre
Judges comments: “There is an interplay between the visual narrative and the text narrative. The sequence of scenes progressively interplay with the difference in interpretation. Attention to detail has been given. There is nostalgia in the presentation.”

Arts in Focus ($500 prize and a solo exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery in 2020) – Northam Heights by Paul Innes
Judges comments: “The intention of the Arts in Focus program is the development of an emerging artist through a solo exhibition sponsored by the City at the Joondalup Art Gallery in 2020. From his artist statement, Paul has had a year of renewed vigour and self-discovery of his artwork practice. The three judges were unanimous in the recommendation he be provided with this opportunity. Paul is at the starting point of a career as an artist and is a worthy recipient of this opportunity.”

Celebrating Joondalup ($500 prize) – Dusk at Lake Joondalup by Colin Drummond
Judges comments: “Introduces the viewer to microscopic detail. Creates a narrative of history of place and environmental qualities that defines Joondalup. Depicts settlements a part of the environment and acknowledges urbanising.”

Student Award ($250 voucher) – Blue Triangles by Annika Korb
Judges comments: “Interesting play of geometry. A series of disconnected triangles connecting. This artist is to be commended on the restrained pallet.”

Student Photography Award ($250 voucher) – Leaf Me Be by Amelia Hunt
Judges comments: “A sensitive composition with a clever play on words.”