ARTISTS DO BATTLE AFTER DARK
More than 70 people watched as eight artists went head-to-head to be crowned the 2017 Art After Dark: Artist Battle winner on Thursday, October 26, at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery.
In the competition, sculptor and two-time Hedland Art Award finalist Travis Lilley Greg Taylor, David Hooper, Helen Komene, Sangita Trivedi Daniels, Amie Montefiore, Michelle Siciliano and Kate Mullen battled it out.
The artists were paired off and had 30 minutes to create an artwork based on the theme “Heatwave”.
One artist from each pair was chosen as the winner who went on to the final round where they had another 30 minutes to create an artwork based on the theme “Close”.
The crowd voted Lilley’s piece as the overall winner.
The free Art After Dark sessions are open to anyone in the community and offer people the chance to connect with the arts community and meet new people.
The next session will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 16, from 6pm and facilitated by designer and stylist Kitiya Palaskas.
Palaskas will launch her new book Pinata Party and will be holding a craft session, where attendees can learn to create their own mini pinata to take home.
David Hooper uses acrylics to create his artwork.
The crowd votes for their favourite piece of work.
Sangita Trivedi Daniels works on her glass beads.
Michelle Siciliano chose ink as her medium for the night.
Cat Cahill participates in Kate Mullen's collaborative art project.
Pastel artist Helen Komene works on her final’s piece, based on the theme 'Close'.
Greg Taylor works on his piece in the first round of the Artist Battle.
First-time Hedland Art Award finalist Amie Montefiore creates wax transfer pieces, a new technique she learnt at the Courthouse Gallery's Artist Camp.