Congratulations to the 2018 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize winners!
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Overall Gold Award – Acquisitive $20,000 Tjala
by Christine Carmody, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “An Indigenous voice drawing comparisons between the path of the honey ant and man’s pursuit of mining. The work unites the concept of mining with the industry of nature in a powerful composition with an epic vertical narrative.”
First Nations Award $3,500 Manta-Nga Kalgoorlienya
by Bettina Faye Robinson, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “A complex work driven by optical qualities reflecting the shimmering quality of gold.”
Best Artwork by a Kalgoorlie-Boulder Artist $3,500 Native Form
by Kelly Arcaro, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “A superbly intricate work with fine technical skills. Small in scale, large in visual impact.”
Emerging Artist $2,000 Speck of Gold
by Teena Camarata, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “Originality of staging and composition. An outstanding work.”
Emerging Young Artist $2,000 Goldfields Map
by Zachriah George, Coolgardie.
The Art Prize Judges said, “With a well-considered composition & restrained palette the painting speaks of the beauty found in simplicity. Complimented by the consistent and precise dot work it is evident the respective has a bright future in the arts ahead of them.”
Best Painting $1,000 Golden Shadows
by Vania Lawson, Perth.
The Art Prize Judges said, “A sophisticated work with a powerful delivery.”
Best Photography $1,000 Gold
by Abby Murray, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “A technically beautiful and arresting work capturing the essence of the Goldfields through architectural grandeur.”
Best Sculpture (3D) $1,000 Reliquary
for the Golden Gumnut by Alastair Taylor, Perth.
The Art Prize Judges said, “Quirky and eclectic repurposing of materials celebrating the humble gum nut.”
Best Upcycled $1,000 Them there trees have gold in their Leaves
by Kerrie Argent, Lake Grace.
The Art Prize Judges said, “An innovative use of materials backed by insightful research drawing reflecting the ongoing story of innovation in exploration for gold.”
Best Jewellery $1,000 Gold Florin coin ring
by Lucy Cocks, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The Art Prize Judges said, “Reflects how the journey of gold can be long and interesting as it lives alongside us.”
People's Choice $1,000 The Gold Within by Savannah Morrison, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Thank you to our 2018 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize Partners
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