Saturday, September 1st, 2018 - City of Nedlands

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 Muccapicking 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

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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. 



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