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.
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.
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.
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…