A BLOWN glass sculpture earned Highgate artist Jamie Worsley top prize in the City of Wanneroo Art Awards this month.
Judges named Worsley the overall winner for his piece, Astuera, which they said was “technically very proficient”.
“The variety of views into the sculpture is absolutely intriguing – the contrast of texture is quite seductive,” they said.
The City acquired Worsley’s piece for its collection and awarded him $7500 on May 15 at an official exhibition opening at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.
Carramar’s Jennifer Sadler won the $2000 for best piece by a Wanneroo resident, and Karyn Nelson, of Two Rocks, claimed the $1000 second prize in the same category.
In the painting category, Christine Hingston, of Mundaring, won the $1500 overall prize and Alan Muller, of Heathridge, earned the $500 highly commended prize.
Wanneroo’s William Dennis won the $1400 overall prize for sculpture, with Yanchep’s Adam Logie placed second.
In the category for works on paper, Elizabeth Marruffo, of Bayswater, won $1500 and Julie Podstolski, of North Coogee, received $500.
The free exhibition of 216 pieces, including Clarkson artist Janey Emery’s portrait of an African woman, will be open to the public until June 13.
Exhibition visitors can take part in the $600 people’s choice award by nominating their favourite artwork.
For opening times and more details visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au.