City Announces 2019 Community Art Exhibition Award Winners

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Padbury resident Annette Peterson has won the major prize for Most Outstanding Work at the City of Joondalup’s 2019 Community Art Exhibition (CAE).

A Joondalup Community Arts Association member and Curtin University arts graduate, Ms Peterson won $1,500 for her piece which was entitled Moving.

Ms Peterson received her prize at the official opening of the exhibition, held at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City on Saturday 8 June.

This year’s Exhibition, the 22nd time the City has hosted the annual event, features 130 works of art on display, all of whom from residents of the City of Joondalup or members of a non-profit visual arts association within the City.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the artworks in the Great Space at Lakeside Joondalup until the CAE closes on Sunday 23 June.

This year’s judges were:

  • Peter Ciemitis, artist;
  • Denise Brown, artist; and
  • Yvonne Doherty, photographer.

Of Ms Peterson’s piece, judges commented: “It’s a celebration of paint, telling a story with an emotional response. The artist has an understanding of the importance of considered mark making, capturing small details minimally. The viewer can feel movement, and strong atmosphere.”

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the City was proud to host the CAE – a very popular cultural event and one of the highlights of its arts calendar.

“Events such as the CAE play an important part in energising the City, highlighting the vibrancy and creativity that Joondalup is recognised for nationally and internationally,” Mayor Jacob said.

“The City of Joondalup has long supported the arts and we will continue to do so as we view an active arts program as an investment in promoting Joondalup as a cultural destination.

“The CAE is an annual event which presents an opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of our local active and vibrant arts community.

“It showcases artworks at various stages of an artist’s practice, ranging from hobby to emerging and student to professional, with works created in a wide range of traditional and contemporary media.

“With a total prize pool of more than $7,000, and one talented artist selected for a $3,000 commission to produce an artwork for the City’s Inside-Out Billboard project, it’s little wonder this year’s exhibition has generated so much interest.

“I encourage all members of our community to visit the Great Space at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City before Sunday 23 June and meander through the fantastic array of art on display.”

In total, nine awards were announced at the CAE opening with the Popular Choice Award, given to the artwork that receives the most votes from the public, to be revealed later this month.

A new category was added for the 2019 CAE – Online Youth Photography, which is open to students aged between 11 and 18 who are enrolled at an educational institution.

“This has given some of the City’s talented youth a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work to a broad audience, as well as having the chance to win some prize money, which I am sure will be warmly received,” Mayor Jacob said.

Votes for the Popular Choice Award can be cast by completing a hardcopy nomination form and placing it in the ballot box at Lakeside Joondalup, or by handing a completed form to an exhibition attendant.

Electronic voting is also available through the iPad station located at the sales desk on Level 1. Every person that casts a vote goes into the draw to win a $50 voucher.

The artist who will be selected to create an artwork for the City of Joondalup Inside-Out Billboard on the western side of the Joondalup Library will also be announced later this year.

The winner will be awarded a $3,000 commission to produce an artwork to be photographed and printed onto canvas to be displayed on the Inside-Out Billboard from October 2019 to March 2020.

Other 2019 Community Art Exhibition Category Winners

  •  Works on Paper ($1,000 prize) ‘Quinns Beach Cottage #9’ by Susan Hoy. Judges’ Comments: “Quiet and reflective. It captures the feeling and nostalgia standing at the ocean. Thoughtful and restrained. It’s beautifully illustrated and strong.
  • Painting ($1,000 prize) ‘Still Life with Lemons’  by Joanna Webber. Judges’ Comments: “A quiet, thoughtful and considered work that revisits traditional paintings. It has a beautiful sense of realism. The use of colour to describe the copper pan, and the use of light and dark daubs at the edge is beautiful. The artist has confidence to allow for the marks to act as marks.”
  • Three Dimensional Works ($1,000 prize) ‘Autumn Repairs’ by Lesley LeGrove. Judges’ Comments: “There is a delicacy of work in the fine ceramics.  The muted colours and stitching work well. Fine flat ceramics made into a 3D object.”
  • Multi-Media ($1,000 prize) ‘The Seed Shop’ by Dawn McIntyre. Judges’ Comments: “There is an interplay between the visual narrative and the text narrative. The sequence of scenes progressively interplay with the difference in interpretation. Attention to detail has been given. There is nostalgia in the presentation.”
  • Arts in Focus ($500.00 prize and a solo exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery in 2020) ‘Northam Heights’ by Paul Innes. Judges’ Comments: “The intention of the Arts in Focus program is the development of an emerging artist through a solo exhibition sponsored by the City at the Joondalup Art Gallery in 2020. From his artist statement, Paul has had a year of renewed vigour and self-discovery of his artwork practice. The three judges were unanimous in the recommendation he be provided with this opportunity. Paul is at the starting point of a career as an artist and is a worthy recipient of this opportunity.”
  • Celebrating Joondalup ($500.00 prize) ‘Dusk at Lake Joondalup’ by Colin Drummond. Judges’ Comments: “Introduces the viewer to microscopic detail. Creates a narrative of history of place and environmental qualities that defines Joondalup. Depicts settlements a part of the environment and acknowledges urbanising.”
  • Student Award ($250.00 voucher) ‘Blue Triangles’ by Annika Korb. Judges’ Comments: “Interesting play of geometry. A series of disconnected triangles connecting. This artist is to be commended on the restrained pallet.”
  • Student Photography Award ($250.00 voucher) ‘Leaf Me Be’by Amelia Hunt. Judges’ Comments: “A sensitive composition with a clever play on words.”