DAVID Ledger has been recognised as a deserving winner in the City of Joondalups 2015 Community Art Exhibition.
The Joondalup Community Arts Association member won $1500 for the most outstanding work in any media category for his piece Runaway.
Judges, including ECU’s Spectrum Project Space co-ordinator Claire Bushby and visual arts lecturers Ben Waters, of ECU, and Carla Adams, of Curtin University, said Ledger’s painting was fantastic and “a beautifully gestural and lively work that evokes a sense of movement and depth”.
“The use of colour is sophisticated and is overall a very well presented work,” they said.
Nine awards were announced at the opening of the exhibition at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City on Saturday. The $500 popular choice award for the artwork with the most public votes is to be revealed later this month. The artist selected to create an artwork for the billboard outside the Joondalup Library will also be announced later this year.
They will be awarded a $3000 commission to produce a piece that will be photographed and printed onto canvas to be displayed from September to March.
The exhibition, which was open to City of Joondalup residents and members of local visual arts associations, will feature the work of 126 artists at Lakeside Joondalup until June 21.