Winners of 2018 Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards announced

Claudia Davis with her art work Mucca. Picture: Sofia-Seika Atrutkepic.
Claudia Davis with her art work Mucca. Picture: Sofia-Seika Atrutkepic.

WINNERS of the 2018 City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards were unveiled at a major one-day exhibition at John Leckie Pavilion last month.

The competition, open to people aged 12 to 25, was this year judged by Cool Change Contemporary gallery co-founder Jess Boyce, multidisciplinary artist Olga Cironis and visual artist Ian Williams.

Lucy Duncan (13) won the Resident’s Award with Leaf Litter.

Lucy Duncan’s Leaf Litter. Picture: Sofia-Seika Atrutkepic.

Judges noted there was a clever use of medium and subtle addition of colour which showed great promise, while the use of the three-panel triptych suggested a narrative of rejuvenation.

Claudia Davis (19) received a commendation in the same category for Twenty-One.

Davis also got a gong for her work Mucca, picking up the People’s Choice Award, which was decided on the day by those attending the exhibition.

Valleri Foster receives her Open Award from Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins. Picture: Sofia-Seika Atrutkepic.

The Open Award, for youth right across WA, was won by 22-year-old Valleri Foster for Night Light.

Maica Bandalan (17) picked up a commendation in the category for Lonely, with judges highlighting a strategic use of colour and a balanced composition.

All winners received prizes ranging from $250 to $500.