‘Connection’ winners revealed in Rockingham Art Awards

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
The City of Rockingham Art Awards winners for 2021. Pictured (L-R) Hanae Meyer, Nicole Steenhoff, Lorraine Defleur, Michael Doherty and Anita Philips.
Camera IconThe City of Rockingham Art Awards winners for 2021. Pictured (L-R) Hanae Meyer, Nicole Steenhoff, Lorraine Defleur, Michael Doherty and Anita Philips. Credit: Picture: City of Rockingham

The winners of this year’s City of Rockingham Art Awards were revealed last week.

The awards recognised the work of 79 artists who were shortlisted for display at the Rockingham Arts Centre and the Gary Holland Community Centre.

The theme was connection and creatives competed for a prize pool worth a total of $20,000.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards showcased talents of both established and emerging artists.

“The successful artists have responded well to the theme Connection, creatively highlighting what it means to them,” Cr Sammels said.

The mayor thanked curator Jude van der Merwe for delivering the exhibition.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on the City’s social media on on Friday, May 21.

Michael Doherty won the Open Award for Night View, Safety Bay Road, while Anita Phillips won the Heritage prize for These Things, I Did Not Know.

The Aboriginal Award went to Maitland Hill for Booladarlung, Trust, Respect, Sharing and the Emerging Award was won by Lorraine Defleur for The Kiss in Turmoil.

The Local Resident prize went to Nicole Steenhof for Indelible Mark, the Youth Award was won by Jacinta Posik for A Father’s Presence and the 3D Award went to Hanae Meyer for Esther (and I).

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