Quinns beach cottage painting wins Wanneroo art awards

Susan Hoy's gouache painting Quinns Beach Cottage after Australia Day 2007.
Susan Hoy's gouache painting Quinns Beach Cottage after Australia Day 2007.

MINDARIE artist Susan Hoy’s watercolour painting of a beach cottage won the overall prize in the 2019 City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition.

The judging panel remarked that Quinns Beach Cottage after Australia Day 2007 held “universal appeal” and was “laden with Australian iconography”.

Nine WA artists were named winners of the 2019 awards at the exhibition’s opening night on Friday, May 3.

2019 City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition winners with Mayor Tracey Roberts.

The judges – Fremantle Arts Centre curator Ric Spencer, independent curator and artist Anna Louise Richardson and Mundaring Art Centre and Midland Junction Art Centre curator Greg Sikich – selected artworks of depth and subtlety, which could be revisited by viewers many times.

More than 90 of the 230 works in the exhibition were created by City of Wanneroo residents.

Tanisha Burtnyk graphite drawing Last Witness.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said this year’s submissions illustrated the depth and breadth of local artistic talent.

“Once again I am astounded by the talent on display, and proud to showcase such a strong and diverse collection at the Wanneroo Gallery,” she said.

The exhibition will run in the gallery at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre until June 14 from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Entry is free and artworks are available for purchase.

Visitors can take part in the judging of the people’s choice award by nominating their favourite artwork.

For more information, call 9405 5920 or visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au.

Ernie Feldmann’s sculpture I’m Done Working.

Categories and prizes

City of Wanneroo open award (acquisitive) $7500: Susan Hoy, Quinns Beach Cottage after Australia Day 2007

Best City of Wanneroo resident $2000: Tanisha Burtnyk, Last Witness

Highly commended Wanneroo resident $1000: Ernie Feldmann, I’m Done Working

Painting overall $1400: Tanya Jaceglav, FOMO Christmas

Painting highly commended $500: Greg Tothill, The Resting Place, Amalia Gorge, El Questro

Sculpture overall $1400: Melissa Cameron, Contain Objects

Sculpture highly commended $500: Kathy Allam, Theseus – Who Sets in Place

Works on paper overall $1400: Lorraine Defleur, Nebuleuse I

Works on paper highly commended $500: Marilyn Hamilton, Going going…