At the St George’s Art Gala Awards Night on Thursday 26 July, Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of WA, awarded prizes to nine selected artworks.
St George’s Art 2012 is open until 2 August, from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily.
The winners are:
Overall Winner and 3D Category Winner: Joanne Watts, All Saints’ College, for Tangled (Wood, cotton, paint)
2D Category Winner: Stevie Campbell, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, for Farmer Lindsay (Acrylic on canvas)
This is a portrait of my Dad, Lindsay, at our farm in Kalannie. I wanted to capture his character and a typical landscape scene. The storm clouds portray the stark reality of life in the wheatbelt. Australian contemporary artist, Jason Benjamin, inspired the scale, composition and style of my painting. –Stevie Campbell
Digital Category Winner: Eliza Stewart, Penrhos College, for The Perfect Day of the Perfect Woman(Digital Photography)
“The Perfect Day of the Perfect Woman” parodies the 1950’s representations of the happy housewife that graced women’s magazines and advertising of the times. Substituting the female with a masculine model serves to heighten the ridiculous poses and gestures stereotyped as being the perfect woman during that decade. It also calls into question existing gender roles in our postmodern society. –Eliza Stewart
Textiles and Wearable Art Category Winner: Brigitte Wessels, Penrhos College, for Electro Blue (Textiles)
“Electro Blue” is an artwork inspired by postmodern lampshades. It’s wearable art, using a range of structural fabrics to enhance a womanly figure. The petals on the lampshade curve from the waist accentuating the female form. Sharp like a blade, the top provides a contrasting line and edge to the rounded shapes. The light shining through transparent material enhances the colours giving a “cool” feel to the work, and a glow in the dark look. –Brigitte Wessels
Tischa Williams, Frederick Irwin Anglican Community School, for Unity (Goache and watercolour)
Harmony Hatch, Kingsway Christian College, for Bitter Sweet Nostalgia (Textiles)
Joseph Steinberg, Scotch College, for The Tyger (Oil on canvas)
Cayla Crafford, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, for Bill (Oil on canvas)
Liam Humphries, Warnbro Community High School, for The Simplicity of What We Want (Video Art/Sculpture)