Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - LIFESTYLE -

THE win­ners of the City of South Perth’s 2017 Emerg­ing Artist Awards were an­nounced at the launch of the ex­hi­bi­tion at the South Perth Com­mu­nity Hall on Septem­ber 21.

Palmyra artist Matt Brown (22) re­ceived the $4000 ma­jor prize, the City of South Perth Open Award, for his sculp­tural work The Tele­pon Boxes.

The judg­ing panel of Curtin Univer­sity Fine Art School of De­sign and Art course co-or­di­na­tor, artists Judy Rogers and Jana Wal­lace Brad­dock, along with cu­ra­tor and artist and Neil El­liot, in­vested a con­sid­er­able amount of time and thought into de­ter­min­ing the prize win­ners for each award cat­e­gory.

The judges de­scribed Brown’s work as a “play­ful and whim­si­cal use of found ob­jects” and “an in­ter­est­ing way to dis­play im­ages that in­vites in­ter­ac­tiv­ity and play”.

They said the Emerg­ing Artist Award once again ex­hib­ited a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of high-qual­ity en­tries, with 80 art­works on dis­play to the pub­lic un­til Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 30.

City of South Perth Emerg­ing Artist win­ner Matt Brown with his work The Tele­pon Boxes.

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