City of Rockingham Art Awards
Winners of the City of Rockingham’s second Art Awards were announced at the opening of the exhibition at Gary Holland Community Centre in Rockingham on Saturday 6 May. The exhibition was held from 6-20 May at the Rockingham Arts Centre and Gary Holland Community Centre.
Robert Carter Youth Award $1,500: It’s All Too Much by Amberley Matray.
Local Resident Award $1,500: New Beginnings by Vanessa Liebenberg.
Emerging Award: $2,500 for an artist who has practised their art continuously for less than five years: Girl with a Pomegranate by Gemma Mangano.
Heritage Award: $4,000 for the work that best captures the history, heritage or cultural significance of the Rockingham region: Seaforth McKenzie’s Cave by Michael Doherty.
Indigenous Award: $4,000 acquisitive award: Untitled by Peter Dean Wally. The City is proud of the relationships we have forged with the Nyungar people, and this award recognises the important and nationally-defining work created by First Australians.
Open Award: $5,000 acquisitive for an established artist in continuous public practice for over five years: Shack Community Dusk by Rowena Keall Walsh. This award represents the highest standard of works submitted to the Awards.
•Immense/Intimate by Nicole Steenhof
•If I Could be Somebody Else by Sioux Tempestt
•Hunting by R Koondarn
People's Choice Winner
Coastal Track, by Val Brooks
Robert Carter Youth Award
It’s All Too Much by Amberly Matray
Local Resident Award
New Beginnings by Vanessa Liebenberg
Girl with a Pomegranate by Gemma Mangano
Seaforth McKenzie’s Cave by Michael Doherty
Untitled by Peter Dean Walley
Shack Community Dusk by Rowena Keall Walsh
Immense/Intimate by Nicole Steenhof
If I Could be Somebody Else by Sioux Tempestt
Hunting by R Koondarn