Walk takes in fine art

Blooop by Kathy Allam earned the judges’ praises.
Blooop by Kathy Allam earned the judges’ praises.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey opened the event and announced the winner of the $1500 Sculpture Walk Prize, Kathy Allam, for her artwork Blooop.

Judges commented the work was a resolved form and an evocative exploration of familiar materials, noting that it conveyed a sense of poetry in its form, responding well to natural light, with the promise of artificial lighting being equally rewarding.

The $1500 Functional Sculpture Prize winner was Sarah Wilkinson for her sculpture A Wild Tale, which functions as a mermaid tail photo-prop.

The judges said the work was fun, cheeky, well-constructed and conceived.

Burrendah Primary School took the Schools Prize for its piece Many Cultures, One Voice – Nest of Maali.

Judges commented on the excellent use of materials and that the work was beautifully conceived with a restrained palette, letting the colours and materials work to convey the story of the school.

Mayor Aubrey said the City�s annual Sculpture Walk gave the community a special opportunity to enjoy exciting art to which they might not otherwise be exposed.

�This exhibition also gives our talented local artists and school students an opportunity to participate in a unique exhibition and showcase their art,� he said.

�Thank you also to our sponsor, the Melville Times, for their continued support to bring this popular event to the community each year.�