2018 Winners

2018 Winners

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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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2018 Sponsors

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2018 Supporters

EBM Insurance                            KALSEC Creative                            Roly Industries                           Rick Wilson MP