SUSAN Hoy has been named the overall prize winner of the City of Joondalup’s annual 2018 Community Art Exhibition.
The exhibition was launched earlier this evening at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, featuring 153 works from local artists who are either residents or members of a non-profit visual arts association within the City.
Hoy won the $1500 prize for the most outstanding work in any media category for her piece entitled Angel of the Northern Suburbs.
In total, nine awards were announced with the Popular Choice Award, given to the artwork that receives the most votes from the public, to be revealed later this month.
Of these, five received $1000 prizes with Talia Nicholson for the best painting, HarrisJam for the best 3D piece, Julia Andrijasevich for textiles, Amy Marshall for photomedia and Ross Potter for works on paper.
There were also the Art in Focus award with a $500 prize and a solo exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery, which went to Lesley Whitham, the Celebrating Joondalup $500 prize that went to Annette Peterson and Chris Hummel won the Student Award, receiving a $250 art supplies voucher.
“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 Albert Jacob said.
This exhibition runs until June 22.
2018 Community Art Exhibition winners
Most Outstanding Work ($1500 prize) – Susan Hoy, Angel of the Northern Suburbs
Works on Paper ($1000 prize) – Ross Potter, Edge of Happiness, (Osprey at Lake Joondalup)
Painting ($1000 prize) – Talia Nicholson, Kaugummi
3D ($1000 prize) – HarrisJam, Interlock 1
Textiles ($1000 prize) – Julia Andrijasevich, Anguish
Photomedia ($1000 prize) – Amy Marshall, Benny
Art in Focus ($500 prize and exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery) – Lesley Whitham, Pushing On
Celebrating Joondalup ($500 prize) – Annette Peterson, Express Lane: Checking Out
The 2018 judges were:
Matthew McVeigh– Artist
Fiona Gavino – Artist and Arts Educator, Art on the Move
Judith Hugo – Curator North Metropolitan TAFE