Wine art cho­sen

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Entertainment -

Yallingup artist Mary-Lynne Strat­ton was an­nounced the win­ner of the An­niver­sary Wine La­bel Art Prize at Cape Men­telle’s Barrel Hall on Satur­day.

Strat­ton’s art­work Dam and Re­flec­tion will fea­ture on the la­bel of a 2017 col­lab­o­ra­tive Mar­garet River caber­net sau­vi­gnon.

The wine will be pro­duced for the re­gion’s 50th an­niver­sary in the wine-mak­ing in­dus­try and only one barrel will be made.

Strat­ton said the recog­ni­tion of her work was a priv­i­lege.

“I am hon­oured that my art­work will be show­cased,” she said.

“I am a land­scape painter who mainly works with oils, and the Aus­tralian bush is my in­spi­ra­tion with its un­ruly and chaotic na­ture.”

Strat­ton’s orig­i­nal art­work, along with the an­niver­sary caber­net sau­vi­gnon, will be auc­tioned at the Grand Caber­net Auc­tion and Din­ner on Novem­ber 18 dur­ing the Gourmet Es­cape.

Pro­ceeds from the auc­tion will be do­nated to bio­di­ver­sity man­age­ment group Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s chair­man Boyd Wykes said the group was grate­ful to be a re­cip­i­ent.

“We will be putting the money to very good use,” he said.

Mar­garet River Wine As­so­ci­a­tion’s Amanda White­land said the event com­mem­o­rated the fine art and wine of the com­mu­nity.

“The re­gion has some fan­tas­tic artists and some of our best have put to­gether an out­stand­ing ex­hi­bi­tion,” she said.

Re­main­ing art­works for sale will be ex­hib­ited at Barrel Hall un­til October 28.

Pic­tures: Pierra Wil­lix

Mary-Lynne Strat­ton with her win­ning art­work.

Peter Gher­ardi and John Col­lis.

Mar­ica Beros, Peter Knox and Wendy Price.

Cameron Murphy, Gabi Mills and Steve Laicumbe.

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