Savannah Morrison has been announced as the winner of the 2018 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize People’s Choice Award for her photography piece The Gold Within.
The People’s Choice Award is chosen by visitors viewing the exhibition with the winner receiving $1,000 in prize money.
Savannah Morrison said she is over the moon to receive the People’s Choice Award, “I entered the piece into the Art Prize because the picture related to both Kalgoorlie and family connection.”
“The photo is of a maternity model on the salt lakes, with gold leaf applied. We waited for a killer sunset and this is the result, it’s one of my favourite maternity shots. It is a shot the makes you stop and look.”
The photo is one of over 200 artworks submitted to the 2018 Art Prize and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO, John Walker said, “we had an impressive range of artwork submitted this year across all mediums which has resulted in a fantastic exhibition throughout the Goldfields Arts Centre.”
“The Art Prize is a great event to showcase the City’s local arts and culture industry. It is vital that the City caters to the needs of all residents, and provides local artists of all ages and cultural backgrounds an opportunity to express themselves.”
The 2018 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize exhibition is free to view at the Goldfields Arts Centre daily from 10am to 3pm, closing Monday 8 October 2018. To find out more visit www.ckb.wa.gov.au/ArtPrize