People’s Choice Award winner

Media Release 6 October 2017

The 2017 Emerging Artist Award has concluded for its 15th year and the City is proud to announce winner of the SOCO Realty People's Choice Award. 

City of South Perth resident Kelly Muller was awarded the prize for her painting Wattle Work after receiving the highest number of votes from the patrons who visited the exhibition.

Kelly’s winning artwork will be pasted up in the Angelo Street Coles Underground Car Park alongside previous winners in the coming weeks. 

The 2017 Emerging Artist Award exhibition launch and awards presentation was held Thursday 21 September 2017 with 80 works on display.

Seven category award winners and six highly commended acknowledgements were announced at the event. 

2017 Award Winners
City of South Perth | Open Award 
Matt Brown, The Telepon Boxes 

Karalee on Preston | Local Theme Award
Wade Taylor, Foreshore-Prelude

Preston Street IGA | Youth Award 
Ali Watson, Bored

John McGrath MLA | City of South Perth Resident Award
Robi Szalay, Sensory Release

White Frame | Painting Award 
Annie Huang, Sunshower

Liquor Barons on Angelo | Works on Paper Award (new)
Sam Bloor, Slide of Hand

City of South Perth | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award (new)
Benjamin Bannan, Transposed (Iron)

Soco Realty | People’s Choice Award
Kelly Muller, Wattle Work

Highly commended
Highly Commended | Local Theme Award
Hock Hong Choo, 5/27 South Tce

Highly Commended | Youth Award
Izabella Kitching, Charcoal Figure

Highly Commended | City of South Perth Resident Award
Myra Mitchell, The New World

Highly Commended | Painting Award
Rachel Whiteman, Wirriya Dreaming

Highly Commended | Works on Paper Award
Tessa Beale, Shadow Study North Wing I & II

Highly Commended | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award
Bert Floss, The Vanishing

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