Wives joins firsts club
SUSAN Roux has added her name to the list of winners of the City of Joondalup’s prestigious Community Invitation Art Award.
Roux’s artwork Wives was named the overall winner of this year’s exhibition, launched at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City on Saturday night.
As well as a $7000 prize, her work will be added to the City’s art collection.
Judges said Roux’s work was a “commanding group demonstrating obsessive stitch and construction and a rich use of multiple materials”.
“Well resolved technically and conceptually with a quietly dignified presence,” they said.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said planning had started for next year’s exhibition and the 25th anniversary of the invitation award in 2023.
“A retrospective exhibition of the past 25 winning entries will be staged and will showcase an important snapshot of contemporary WA art practice,” he said.
He also welcomed guest speaker Helen Pynor, who is in Joondalup until the end of next month as part of the City’s artist-in-residence program.
“In that time, she will develop a concept for a commissioned artwork for the City,” he said.
Other winners were Trevor Richards with the Award for Excellence for
Foldings 2, Ellen Norrish with the Celebrating Joondalup Award for Tin Heads: Mountains, fishermen and dogs, and Emily Hornum was the overall runner-up with Tinderreotypes.
The exhibition continues until Sunday, October 28.
Mayor Albert Jacob with the Community Invitation Art Award winner Susan Roux.
Ellen Norrish, Mark Parfitt and Kristin Schultz.
Artist-in-residence Dr Helen Pynor.
Sarah Genoni and Community Invitation Art Award runner-up Emily Hornum.
Award For Excellence... Trevor Richards.