Art on their sleeves

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page -

FOUR per­form­ing and vis­ual artists were recog­nised last week at the City of Kwinana’s in­au­gu­ral Arts and Cul­ture Awards.

The awards night fea­tured an ex­hi­bi­tion and per­for­mances from lo­cal artists at the pur­pose-built am­phithe­atre be­hind the Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre.

Mayor Carol Adams said the awards recog­nised com­mu­nity mem­bers who had made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the arts and cul­tural life in Kwinana.

“They are a cel­e­bra­tion of a mul­ti­tude of art forms – dance, mu­sic, per­for­mance, vis­ual arts and me­dia – that mir­ror the di­ver­sity of our City and its artists,” she said.

“We be­lieve that art has the power to build bridges, to com­mu­ni­cate and to cel­e­brate cul­tural di­ver­sity across com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ple.”

Ju­nior Per­form­ing Arts Per­son of the Year: Shakaylee Wal­lam, an In­dige­nous Year 9 stu­dent at Gil­more Col­lege. She is a tal­ented vis­ual artist, singer and dancer.

Per­form­ing Arts Per­son of the Year: Kelly Salathiel, founder of Laugh­ing Horse Pro­duc­tions, a not-for-profit the­atre com­pany. She is a pas­sion­ate and ded­i­cated

mem­ber of the Kwinana Per­form­ing Arts com­mu­nity.

Ju­nior Vis­ual Arts Per­son of the Year: Caris­saJoy Win­ter, a skilled artist who works with var­i­ous medi­ums, from paint and pen­cil, sculp­ture and pot­tery, to photography.

She was re­cently one of 12 fi­nal­ists in the City of Rock­ing­ham Youth Art Awards.

Vis­ual Arts Per­son of the Year: Ash­ley Col­lard, a tal­ented In­dige­nous man who works for Clon­tarf Academy, based at Gil­more Col­lege. He is a gifted mu­si­cian/singer and a bril­liant artist and pain­ter.

Kelly Salathiel, Shakaylee Wal­lam, City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams, Ash­ley Col­lard and Carissa-Joy Win­ter.

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