Mandjar Art Awards on show at Mandurah Art Gallery


Corporate award winner Rob Nyisztor with his winning work and Alcoa HR manager Patricia Shraven.
Corporate award winner Rob Nyisztor with his winning work and Alcoa HR manager Patricia Shraven.

MORE than 240 artworks are on show at the Mandjar Art Awards at Mandurah Art Gallery.

Just under half were submitted by artists from the Peel region.

More than 300 people turned out for the awards ceremony and performance of Faith and Freedom: The Music of George Michael by Perth Symphony Orchestra and the WAAPA Gospel Choir, which won a standing ovation and three encores.

Winners were Ron Nyisztor (Alcoa of Australia Corporate Award), Robert Ewing (City of Mandurah Regional Award), Chris Goldberg (Hunsa Smallgoods Highly Commended Corporate Award) and Martin Clarke (Terrace Art Framers Highly Commended Regional Award).

Gallery curator Gary Aitken said the artists should be praised for creating works of the highest quality.

A special thank you went to judge Diana McGirr of ArtGeo Busselton.

The exhibition runs until Monday, April 2.

During that time visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award with the winner announced at the end of the exhibition.

The top two winning artworks will be retained by Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and become part of the centre’s growing art collection.

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