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Emerging Artists Celebrated

This year I was fortunate to again support the City of South Perth’s Emerging Artist competition. The competition is a great way for establishing artists to gain some recognition for their work.

Congratulations to Johanna Richardson of South Perth for being this year’s Young Artist Award winner. Her charcoal drawing, ‘Black and White Portrait 3’ demonstrates exceptional talent and an eye for detail.

I wish Johanna and the rest of the artists best of luck in their future artistic endeavours.

Young Artist Award Winner Johanna Richardson
Young Artist Award Winner Johanna Richardson

City Celebrates Emerging Artist Awards

Young Artist Award Winner Imogen Kotsoglo’s drawing ‘Up in the Air ‘

Last night I attended the City of South Perth Exhibition Launch and Awards Presentation for the Emerging Artist Awards. All art was of a very high standard and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Now in its tenth year, the Award has evolved into a well recognised prize and exhibition that showcases rising talent in Western Australia.

Congratulations to all the artists, and a special mention must go to Imogen Kotsoglo for being awarded the $500 John McGrath MLA Young Artist Award. Her pen and pencil drawing, “Up in the Air” (pictured) shows a great eye for detail and originality. Imogen is an ex-Penrhos College student who is now completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University.

All artwork will be on display at the South Perth Civic Centre (cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace) from Friday 26 October to Saturday 3 November 2012.