Lathlain artist takes out City of South Perth Emerging Artist People’s Choice award


Lathlain resident Chris Goldberg was surprised at the size of the paste-up of her artwork in the underground carpark on Angelo Street in South Perth.
Lathlain resident Chris Goldberg was surprised at the size of the paste-up of her artwork in the underground carpark on Angelo Street in South Perth.

CHRIS Goldberg considers herself lucky to have won the City of South Perth Emerging Artist People’s Choice award.

The Lathlain artist was doubly surprised to have her artwork pasted up in the underground carpark on Angelo Street in South Perth.

“It feels nice to get any award and the People’s Choice award is particularly rewarding because the people have voted for it,” she said.

“The idea of the painting came from a photograph at the Glastonbury Festival of a man enjoying a show with guitar and I added the dog.

“The character was eye-catching and I thought he looked nice.”

Goldberg said she was happy with how the artwork turned out but she did not have any expectations to win any awards.

“The feedback that I received was that people liked it and the character makes you laugh because he is laughing,” she said.

“My reaction to seeing the artwork pasted was that it was huge, I didn’t expect it to be so big.”

The 2016 Emerging Artist Award once again exhibited a significant number of quality entries, with 73 artworks on display to the public during October.

Sculpture, video, photography, acrylic and mixed media all featured in this year’s exhibition, the most diverse in the award’s history.