City Announces 2021 Community Art Exhibition Award Winners

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Duncraig resident Sean Elsegood has won the major prize for Most Outstanding Work at the City of Joondalup’s 2021 Community Art Exhibition (CAE).

Mr Elsegood works in the design industry and has recently recommenced painting after a 30 year hiatus, setting himself up in his backyard with an art studio.

Mr Elsegood received his prize at the official opening of the exhibition, held at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City on Saturday 5 June.

This year’s Exhibition, the 24th time the City has hosted the annual event, features around 190 works of art on display, all of which are 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 20 June.

This year’s judges were:

  • Art on The Move Director, Dr Theo Constantino
  • Local artist and regular Community Art Exhibition participant, Suzanne Logue
  • DADAA Curator, Katherine Wilkinson.

Of Mr Elsegood’s piece, judges commented: “This large scale painting is a striking and balanced composition. It has both graphic and painterly qualities that make it a deserving winner.”

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the CAE is an opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of the City’s local active and vibrant visual arts community.

“The CAE showcases artworks across a wide range of traditional and contemporary media, with entrants competing for a share in a prize pool of over $7,000,” Mayor Jacob said.

“The City has always been, and remains, a big supporter of the arts as we value culture and the arts, as well as viewing an active arts program as an investment in promoting Joondalup as a cultural destination.

“I congratulate all participating artists in the CAE on producing the outstanding and enormous wealth of artwork on display.

“We are certainly home to a very talented artistic community in Joondalup and I am sure everyone who visits Lakeside Joondalup over the next two weeks will be impressed by this wonderful selection of unique and thought-provoking artwork.”

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.

Votes for the Popular Choice Award can be cast by completing a form and placing it in the ballot box, or by online voting available through the iPad station, both of which are located at the sales desk at Lakeside Joondalup.

A $500.00 prize is on offer, so attendees are encouraged to support the artists and vote for their favourite artwork. One voter will win a $50.00 voucher to local business Café Collective WA.

Other 2021 Community Art Exhibition Category Winners:

Works on Paper ($1000 prize) ‘Nestled Amongst the Folds’ by Sophie La Maitre and Rebecca Jensen (collaborative artwork). *Honourable mention to Dale Pattenden and Marilyn Hamilton

Painting ($1000 prize) ‘Graffitied London Tube Train’ by Christopher Hummel. *Honourable mention to Rian Hronsky, Liselle Powell and Talia Nicholson

Three Dimensional Works ($1000 prize) ‘Ripple’ by Martina Dobson-Brown. *Honourable mention to Lesley Whitham

Multi-Media ($1000 prize) ‘Native Array’ by Catherine Harris.

Arts in Focus (support from the City of Joondalup in the development of an exhibition in 2022 and an additional $500 prize) ‘The Baby’ by Amy Marshall.

Celebrating Joondalup ($500 prize) ‘June D. Lupp’ by Fred Maris.

Student Award ($250 voucher) ‘The Dingo’ by Ellie Prescott.

Student Photography Award ($250 voucher) ‘Serenity in a Crazy World’ by Jonathan Charlesworth.