Art judges full of praise for Tree of Life

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The City of Rock­ing­ham has an­nounced the win­ners of the 2018 Rock­ing­ham Art Awards, with six lo­cals recog­nised for their out­stand­ing ef­forts.

Suc­cess­ful artists shone across a range of cat­e­gories, which in­cluded Tusif Ah­mad tak­ing home the open award for his work, Tree of Life, while Theresa Wal­ley won the indige­nous award for her work Wetj.

Andy Quilty won the lo­cal res­i­dent award for Win­ston (Young One) #2 with Kit­man Pik Chee Ye­ung also win­ning the youth award for A Dancer.

Mean­while, Eu­gene O’Sul­li­van took home the emerg­ing award for his work Imago Mundi II while Joanne Duffy was recog­nised with the her­itage award for her piece, Hope, Es­cape to the Catalpa.

Judges Su­san Ecker and Nalda Sear­les noted the va­ri­ety of me­dia used in the works of fi­nal­ists made their job dif­fi­cult.

The se­lec­tion of cat­e­gory win­ners work in­cluded pa­per cut, draw­ing, oil and acrylic paint­ing as wee as mixed me­dia pieces.

The judges praised Mr Ah­mad’s “ex­tra­or­di­nary crafts­man­ship” while the com­po­si­tion of Imago Mundi II, the “painterly tech­nique” used by Ms Duffy and Ms Wal­ley’s unique in­ter­pre­ta­tion of a tra­di­tional im­age.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels an­nounced the awards to an au­di­ence of dig­ni­taries, artists and lo­cal art lovers.

Paul Green was also pre­sented with a highly com­mended award for his work, Hard Times.

Fi­nal­ist art­works are on dis­play now at the Gary Hol­land Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Rock­ing­ham Arts Cen­tre un­til May 19.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.