Cheers for inaugural ‘Greasybalds’ artwork prize winner

Nonetheless from “CHEERS!” by Liam Pope.

LIAM Pope has received the $3000 first prize within the inaugural “GreasyBalds Artwork Prize” for his work “CHEERS!” it was introduced in the present day (October 27) by ACT Arts Minister Tara Cheyne.

Pope, a movement designer 3D artist received the brand new arts competitors for his video depiction of two astronaut elevating their tins of beer. Viewable right here

“ ‘CHEERS!’ is a celebration of celebrations,” Pope mentioned. “It takes inspiration from Australia’s favorite pastime, good bevs with good folks. Whether or not or not it’s knocking off after a tough day’s work, cooling down by the pool or simply catching up with mates on the native, Aussies all the time have a motive to get on the beers.”

Cheyne, together with artist-designer James Manning and meals critic Chris Hansen, was one of many judges, expressed a “a particular thrill” in finishing up her twin roles, as a result of this had been an initiative from a enterprise, Grease Monkey in Braddon, however one which recognised and celebrated native artists and their abilities.

GreasyBald entrants line up.

The proof of the initiative’s success, she mentioned, was seen in the truth that over 127 artists entered and it was, in her view, “the proper instance of cross-sector collaboration between arts, tradition and enterprise“.

Grease Monkey proprietor Nick Tuckwell mentioned he had put the decision out to uncover gifted native designers, illustrators, and underground artists from the Canberra area.

In different bulletins of the morning, Martin Vant received $1500 money for his digitally-drawn paintings, and Michael Steele took out the runner up in-kind prize of $750 in Grease Cash for his cake creation impressed by a Grease Monkey meal. Danielle O’Reilly and Nathan Garrard each received extremely counseled.