Bush monitor acrylic wins council artwork prize

The 2023 inside, “Bush Monitor – Backside Pond” by Lesley Sykes.

A piece praised by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Kenrick Winchester for its “high quality of sunshine” has received the $5000 QPRC Acquisitive Artwork Awards, it was introduced on Wednesday night time, at The Q.

The profitable acrylic portray, “Bush Monitor – Backside Pond” is by Lesley Sykes, who was available to obtain her certificates and prize from Winchester. The work now go into the council’s everlasting artwork assortment.

The packed-out night of combined hilarity and native celebration was launched by first nations elder Matilda Home and is collectively assist by the council and Bendigo Financial institution.

The profitable artist Lesley Sykes with Mayor Winchester. Photograph: Helen Musa

First up, after Home had enunciated the superior cultural virtues of Queanbeyan over a close-by metropolis, have been the bulletins of two awards particularly funded by Bendigo Financial institution.

Nicholas Fry, representing the Bungendore and Braidwood branches of the financial institution, which has been on board as sponsor since 2021, introduced the awards, which had been judged by employees from the financial institution.

A extremely counseled went to Angela Harris for her wooden and paper work, “Spring Has Sprung”, whereas the profitable work was a photographic print, “Morning Retreats”, by Jerusha McDowell.

Susan Brindle, president of the Southern Tableland Arts Board and together with Sally Adair and Jenni Gordon a member of the council’s judging panel, adopted with the formal QPRC announcement.

Within the First Nations class, the $500 extremely counseled award went to Gail Neuss for her acrylic and  charcoal work, “By means of my eyes – Kunama to Coast”, whereas the $2000 winner on this class was “Mute”, an acrylic work on canvas by Lea Palij.

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Within the quite uncommon 3-D award, the $500 extremely counseled went to Merran Toone for “Riva”, created utilizing the medium of corrugated cardboard.

The $3000 first prize for three-dimensional artwork went to “Gorge Your self,” a ceramic work by Lea Durie.

The formalities concluded when Mayor Winchester introduced Sykes as winner.

The 2023 QPRC and Bendigo Financial institution Artwork Awards Exhibition, at The Q exhibition house, Queanbeyan till June 10.


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Ian Meikle, editor