Wives joins firsts club

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

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.

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