MANDORLA ART AWARD WINNER 2010
The Mandorla Art Award 2010 winners were announced at the Moores Building Art Centre in Henry Street in Fremantle last evening. The Mandorla award for the celebration of religious art has become one of the major events on the Western Australian art calender and now receives national acclaim.
The winner was Annette Allman with her oil Caring In A Competitive World. This is a gorgeous and very colourful small painting that shows people on a road flanked by houses and trees helping each other down the road, which for me indicates hope, future, and that people care. I really like this work!
Two highly commended prizes went to Charles Booth and Janis Nedala.
The Youth Award winner was Emma Itzstein with her three dimensional small work Neighbour X.
Works that stood out for me were Janis Nedala’s The Golden Rule and Merrick Belyea’s painting Detritus. Both these artist consistently show great creativity and craftsmanship. Merrick’s work is, as all his paintings are, deeply soul touching. Also very impressive works by Kidogo Art Gallery owner Joanna Robinson, Lea Kuhaupt, Pattie Vincent, and a most delightful ink on paper work by Gisela Zuchner-Mogall, while in the youth award Aimee Howard’s art was outstanding for me.