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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.

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Pictures: FORM

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.

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