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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Aaron Cor­lett

TAY­LOR Denning is en­cour­ag­ing other artists to nom­i­nate for the City of South Perth's Emerg­ing Artist Award af­ter claim­ing the prize last year.

TAY­LOR Denning de­scribes win­ning the City of South Perth’s Emerg­ing Artist Award last year as the big­gest mo­ment of her ca­reer so far.

The 20-year-old Curtin Univer­sity stu­dent was a sur­prise win­ner. She had nom­i­nated for the Young Artist Award but went on to win the ma­jor prize in­stead.

Fol­low­ing her suc­cess, she is call­ing on other artists to nom­i­nate for the 2016 Emerg­ing Artist Award, for a chance to share in $8500 worth of prizes.

Denning said she at­tended the awards night with no ex­pec­ta­tions about win­ning the prize but it was a pleas­ant sur­prise.

“My win­ning en­try was a plas­ter cast of pil­lows,” she said. “I’m com­plet­ing my honours at the mo­ment with a fo­cus on do­mes­tic space and ob­jects af­ter I was in­spired by mov­ing houses.

“I came to the awards night straight af­ter work and I was not ex­pect­ing to win any­thing but it is def­i­nitely my most sig­nif­i­cant mo­ment of my artis­tic ca­reer.”

Denning said she be­lieved the award was en­cour­age­ment that she was on the right path with her art.

“I’d call on other artists to en­ter the award; I only en­tered in the youth cat­e­gory so it was big sur­prise to win,” she said.

“The award has opened up op­por­tu­ni­ties for me. I’ve since been asked to take part in a group show at the Heath­cote Mu­seum and Gallery, which opens in Oc­to­ber.”

For fur­ther de­tails, visit the City’s web­site or con­tact 9474 0777 or events@south­perth.wa.gov.au.

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Tay­lor Denning was pleas­antly sur­prised to win.

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