A WOOD and stainless steel sculpture has won the main prize at the City of Wanneroo’s Community Art Awards and Exhibition.
Artist Ian Kay’s piece, which was partly made from recycled materials, was announced as the overall winner last night.
There were 230 entries in this year’s awards, including 90 from City of Wanneroo residents, which consisted of 156 paintings, 52 works on paper and 22 sculptures.
Mindarie artist Susan Hoy’s work was chosen as the best by a City resident and Marangaroo’s Nikki-Marie Rogers was highly commended, while best painting went to Eric Hynyen and Penny Bovell was runner up.
Leesa Padget won the sculpture category, with Jindalee artist Ernie Feldman highly commended, and best work on paper went to Eve Wolfe followed by Kimberly Rae.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the exhibition would leave visitors in awe.
“The outstanding talent shines through in the artworks and almost half of all the entries this year are local residents of the City of Wanneroo,” she said.
“It certainly showcases our talented artists within the community.
“It is wonderful to see such outstanding and diverse artworks being exhibited and I encourage everyone to take the time to visit the exhibition and see the stunning artworks for themselves.”
Entries were judged by Lee Kinsella from the University of WA, artist and assistant curator Janis Nedela and Curtin University’s Helena Bogucki.
The exhibition is at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre until June 17 and visitors can vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award.