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Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, western australia, youth by freoview on July 29, 2016



The 25 under 25 Art Award is on show at the Fremantle Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street, so go and have a look at some young non-pretentious art.

There is $ 2,000 worth of prize money up for grabs and a four week artist residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The winners will be announced this evening from 6.30 pm.

There is a very well done 3D piece Toilets by Elizabeth Bills, a realist painting of the New Edition bookshop by Megan Bouwer, while Lizzy Joyce takes the piss out of Coles with her Down Down Bilbys are Down 3D work of a bilby pushing a shopping trolley.

Open/Closed of grass growing out of bed sheets by Sophie Nixon is very tranquil, while cricketer Adam Gilchrist was painted in a huge colourful acrylic by Jaidip Singh.

And there is a very impressive oil painting on a metal lid by Lara Sawyer.

It is important to show support for young, fresh emerging artists, so go and say hello tonight!

Roel Looperd

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  1. freoview said, on August 2, 2016 at 10:22 am

    That is a relevant point I believe as often artist’s statements say more about the work than the work itself. Most people will see or feel whatever it is that connects them to an artwork especially abstract ones.


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  2. tansell said, on August 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Being one of the artists in the exhibition, I was told that leaving out abstracts/descriptions to go with the works would increase the vastness of possible interpretations.


  3. freoview said, on August 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Interesting points Ross. It might be about time rather than cost as a bit of text does not add to the cost. Maybe it was too hard to get comments, but especially the age of the artists would have been good to know.



  4. Ross said, on July 31, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I enjoyed the exhibition but thought last year was better. Especially the catalogue which last year had comments on works by the artists and their ages. Why do you think they dropped these this year? cost saving or ???


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