Christophe Canato snaps up 2018 City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition major prize
Christophe Canato was the overall winner of the 2018 City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition, taking home the $7,500 grand prize for his striking untitled digital photograph.
The Bayswater artist was one of nine winners whose artistic talents were recognised at the opening event on Friday, with each receiving a share in the $16,800 prize pool.
The City received 230 entries this year, including 148 paintings, 56 works on paper and a record 29 sculptures.
Those included 96 artworks by City of Wanneroo residents, while other entries came from around WA, including Dawesville, Mt Barker and Mt Nasura.
An independent panel consisting of artists Janis Nedela, Clare McFarlane and Helena Bogucki judged the entries.
“Each year I am inspired by the level of creativity and talent displayed in the awards, and the 2018 exhibition is a wonderful demonstration of art,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“I am particularly proud that 96 City of Wanneroo residents submitted works this year, accounting for almost half of the total number of entries.
“It reflects the strong and diverse art community we have here in Wanneroo.”
The free exhibition in the gallery at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre will be open until June 22, from 10am to 4pm on Mondays to Saturdays.
Exhibition visitors can take part in judging for the people’s choice award by nominating their favourite artwork.
Open award $7,500
Artist: Christophe Canato, of Bayswater
Media: Digital photography