Winners of the 2018 City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards have been announced.
Open to people aged 12 to 25, they were unveiled at a major one-day exhibition at John Leckie Pavilion curated by arts educator and professional artist Stephanie Reisch.
This year’s judges were Cool Change Contemporary gallery co-founder Jess Boyce, multidisciplinary artist Olga Cironis and visual artist Ian Williams.
Thirteen-year-old Lucy Duncan won the Resident’s Award with Leaf Litter with the judges noting: “Clever use of medium and subtle addition of colour. Shows great promise. Use of the three-panel triptych suggests a narrative of rejuvenation.”
Claudia Davis, 19, received a commendation in the same category for Twenty-One.
“The economic use of an unforgiving medium gives the piece strength,” the judges said.
Davis also got a gong for her work Mucca, picking up the People’s Choice Award, decided on the day by those attending the exhibition.
The Open Award – for youth right across WA – was won by 22-year-old Valleri Foster for Night Light.
“A sophisticated combination of different mediums and their application,” the judges noted. “The subtlety of the narrative gives it strength.”
Seventeen-year-old Maica Bandalan picked up a commendation in the category for Lonely, with judges highlighting “strategic use of colour and a balanced composition. Clever use of perspective and the narrative draws the viewer in.”
All winners received prizes ranging from $250 to $500.
Photos of winning art works and artists; captions in photo titles. All photos by Sofia-Seika Atrutkepic
City of Nedlands
The City of Nedlands is situated just 7km from Perth and stretches from the banks of the beautiful Swan River to the edge of the Indian Ocean. A population of more than 21,000 live in the suburbs Nedlands, Dalkeith, Mt Claremont, Swanbourne, Karrakatta, and parts of Floreat and Shenton Park.