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WAMA ART PRIZE FINALISTS

The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, Works on Paper attracted more than 500 entries from across Australia. The number and quality of artists who entered highlights the resonance that the theme of art and nature has within our creative community. In particular, the artworks reflected an acute awareness of the many environmental issues facing all of us.

The judging panel comprising of Anne Virgo, Robert Nelson, Suzanne Davies and Jacky Healy had the extremely challenging task of selecting only 40 finalists out of a remarkable body of work by a huge number of entrants. The judges were greatly impressed by the diversity and manifest talent of the artists being inspired and enriched by nature within their work.

The artworks innovatively used a great variety of techniques such as various printmaking techniques, collage, papiermâché, gouache, watercolour, ink and charcoal drawing, in works in both two and three dimensions. These works canvas many perspectives, from acknowledging the power of First Nation’s Peoples knowledge of Country, to contemplating the devastating impact of bush fires and drought on our environment, as well as celebrating the beauty and fragility of Australia’s flora and fauna.

Jacky Healy
Chair, Art Advisory Council
WAMA Foundation

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive $2500.

Voting is open until October 22 and will be announced on October 25, 2021.

To vote: click on the ‘Vote’ button on your chosen artist.

WAMA ART PRIZE FINALISTS

WAMA Art Prize logo

The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, Works on Paper attracted more than 500 entries from across Australia. The number and quality of artists who entered highlights the resonance that the theme of art and nature has within our creative community. In particular, the artworks reflected an acute awareness of the many environmental issues facing all of us.

The judging panel comprising of Anne Virgo, Robert Nelson, Suzanne Davies and Jacky Healy had the extremely challenging task of selecting only 40 finalists out of a remarkable body of work by a huge number of entrants. The judges were greatly impressed by the diversity and manifest talent of the artists being inspired and enriched by nature within their work.

The artworks innovatively used a great variety of techniques such as various printmaking techniques, collage, papiermâché, gouache, watercolour, ink and charcoal drawing, in works in both two and three dimensions. These works canvas many perspectives, from acknowledging the power of First Nation’s Peoples knowledge of Country, to contemplating the devastating impact of bush fires and drought on our environment, as well as celebrating the beauty and fragility of Australia’s flora and fauna.

 

Jacky Healy
Chair, Art Advisory Council
WAMA Foundation

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive $2500.

Voting is open until October 22 and will be announced on October 25, 2021.

To vote: click on the ‘Vote’ button on your chosen artist.

WINNER

Winner - Wama Art Prize

MELISSA SMITH

Listen Deeply – Lake Sorell, 2021

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AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Juanita Mclauchlan

JUANITA MCLAUCHLAN

Found, 2021

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Janet Matthews

JANET MATTHEWS

“Just flying through” – Red Tailed Black cockatoos, 2021

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Dianne Fogwell Wama Finalist

DIANNE FOGWELL

The Dead Tree Scroll – Silent Extinction, 2021

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FINALISTS

NADIA WATERS

NADIA WATERS

Lemniscate, 2020

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AMANDA BLAKE-SUTTERBY

AMANDA BLAKE-SUTTERBY

Cape gooseberry, 2021

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ELIZABETH BANFIELD

ELIZABETH BANFIELD

Leaf portrait 1, 2020

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CAMERON ROBBINS

CAMERON ROBBINS

Sunspot Solar Drawing July 30 – August 7 2021, 2021

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ALICE NAMPITJINPA DIXON

ALICE NAMPITJINPA DIXON

Tali Tali – Sandhills, 2020

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Paula Quintela

PAULA QUINTELA

The Storm (That Night In The Forest), 2020

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CARLY le CERF

CARLY le CERF

Chomp Hillside (Morning), 2021

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MIKE STANIFORD

MIKE STANIFORD

Land of the Free Spirit, 2020

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HENRI van NOORDENBURG

HENRI van NOORDENBURG

Composition IL, 2021

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David Frazer

DAVID FRAZER

The Tangled Wood (composition I), 2019

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Kim Anderson

KIM ANDERSON

Engulfed, 2021

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Joel Wolter

JOEL WOLTER

The wave of change II (black), 2019

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Raymond Arnold

RAYMOND ARNOLD

Elsewhere World (Mt Lyell I) Artist Proof 1, 2019

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CHRISTINE JOHNSON

CHRISTINE JOHNSON

Ghosts of Our Landscape; drawings for a public art installation, Christine Johnson with Hassell Studio for The City of Greater Dandenong, 2021

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LOUISE FLAHERTY

LOUISE FLAHERTY

Memorial for Forgotten Plants – Port Noarlunga, 2020

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GARTH HENDERSON

GARTH HENDERSON

banksia_module_1, 2019

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ROSALIND ATKINS

ROSALIND ATKINS

Considering the tree, 2021

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HELEN MILES

HELEN MILES

Eucalyptus synandra, 2021

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ROB MANCINI

ROB MANCINI

Fragmentation 4, 2021

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CELENE E. BRIDGE

CELENE E. BRIDGE

Defend, 2021

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JULIE HOLLIS

JULIE HOLLIS

Magpie – Morning Surveillance, 2021

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ANGELA PARR

ANGELA PARR

Rainbows Take Flight, 2021

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JODY GRAHAM

JODY GRAHAM

Getting Pinked – Laughing Kookaburra, 2021

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SHARON WEST

SHARON WEST

Decorative urn featuring portraits of Colonial Victorian women natureartists, Ellis Rowan and Fanny Ann Charsley, 2021

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VIDA PEARSON

VIDA PEARSON

Blue-faced Honeyeaters, 2020

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MEGAN TAMPALINE

MEGAN TAMPALINE

Home Among the Rocks, 2021

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STEVE MORVELL

STEVE MORVELL

‘At home and at peace – Eastern grey kangaroo’, 2021

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SIAN HARRIS

SIAN HARRIS

Thalta and Kirpatya, 2021

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LANA de JAGER

LANA de JAGER

Umwelt, 2020

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BENEDICT SIBLEY

BENEDICT SIBLEY

I remember Sunday morning, 2020

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BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG

BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG

Tower of Song, 2019

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DEBORAH KLEIN

DEBORAH KLEIN

Swan Song 2, 2021

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AMANDA GALBRAITH

AMANDA GALBRAITH

Protect your environment and yourself, 2020

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TIANLI ZU

TIANLI ZU

Wildlife and Nelly, 2021

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MARTA LETT

MARTA LETT

Bush Blooms 1, 2021

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OLGA SANKEY

OLGA SANKEY

False Reading 2, 2021

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