17-09 Art Prize Winners

Art Prize Winners Announced

17-09 Art Prize Winners The winners of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2017 Art Prize were announced at an Awards evening at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall on Friday night.
The winners of the categories are as follows:
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Best Overall Award
  • Wasted Dreams. Wama Yukiri Wiya! (Stop Animation Short Film) by Andy, Angus, Anita, Clifton, Dallas, David, Edward, Jamie, Jay, Joe, Jon, Lejla, Leon, Milton, Narissa, Rhona, Robert, Roberta, Ronnie, and Shane (Goldfields artists)
Best Painting in Show presented by Northern Star Resources
  • Reckoning by Joanne Duffy
Best Print in Show
  • Ladder Piece 1 (after Charles Ray) by Sam Bloor
Best 3D in Show
  • Formed by Nature by Stephen Cooke
Best Artwork by a Goldfields Artist presented by Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Nanna Luxie by Roderick Sprigg (Goldfields artist)
First Nations Art Award presented by Anglo Gold Ashanti
  • Wiru Kapi by Christine Carmody
Emerging Young Artist Awards presented by Evolution Mining
  • Change by Brandon Watson (Goldfields artist)
  • Nadine by Nadine Cooper (Goldfields artist)
  • Kaha Kea by Nadine Cooper (Goldfields artist)
Highly Commended Awards presented by Norton Goldfields
  • Kambalda Christmas 1969 by Tanya Jaceglav
  • Flight by Deb Cooper
  • Backyard Musings by Janice Hart
  • Easterly Dust by Jo Darvall
  • Narrative by Molly Coy
  • Trove by Alison Cummings (Goldfields artist)
  • Sun’s Out, Guns Out by Leesa Padget
  • Eye on the Horizon by Ruby Wright (Goldfields artist)
  • An Eagle in Flight by Edwin Ward (Goldfields artist)
  • We Will Not Submit by Debbie Carmody (Goldfields artist) 

The City would like to thank the 2017 Art Prize Sponsors:
  • Ango Gold Ashanti
  • Evolution Mining
  • KCGM
  • Northern Star Resources
  • Norton Gold Fields Limited
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Logichem
  • EBM Insurance
  • Black Crow Studios
  • The KCGM People’s Choice Award will be chosen by the public over the course of the exhibition, and will be announced on Friday 22 September 2017.
CEO John Walker said the high quality of works entered in this year’s Art Prize was a reflection of the talent in the local arts community.
“This year we have seen a very high standard of artwork, including some exciting inclusions in non-traditional mediums,” he said.
“The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is keen to foster the arts and culture industry, as it ensures that our community caters to the needs of all residents, and provides local artists of all ages and cultural backgrounds an opportunity to express themselves.”
The 2017 Art Prize Exhibition is open to the public from the 9 to 25 September at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall.  The exhibition is open from 10am until 3pm daily and entry to the exhibition is free.