Winning art explores femininity
A STUNNING self-portrait exploring images of ideal femininity as seen in the media, has taken out this year’s Henry Jones Art Prize.
The $20,000 prize was taken out by 24-year-old emerging Hobart photographer Micheila Petersfield at a Henry Jones awards ceremony on Wednesday.
The art prize is open only to emerging and early career artists who reside in Tasmania.
Ms Petersfield, a University of Tasmania PhD candidate, said her winning artwork aimed to get people thinking beyond face value.
“I focused on exploring images of femininity through fashion photography and commercial imagery and tried to replicate the aesthetics of that,” she said.
The former Huonville High School and Hobart College student, who took up photography as a teen, said she one day hoped to teach art at university.