Art Award winner also people’s favourite

Published on Monday 2 July, 2018

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It was a case of ‘great minds think alike’ at the City’s Community Art Exhibition and Awards, with both judges and community members selecting Chris Goldberg’s painting ‘Invisible’ for the Overall Acquisitive Award and the Primewest People’s Choice Award.

Chris’ striking oil painting brought attention to disadvantage in an urban environment, and will add diversity and depth to the City’s art collection.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the community response to the exhibition was amazing, with more than 800 visitors viewing a record 285 entries and art lovers separating the People’s Choice Award by just one vote.

“This year’s event was a terrific celebration of arts and culture and really reflected the importance of art in our community,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“For the first time, we had just one vote’s difference for the People’s Choice Award, with Carol Thompson’s ‘Twilight in Quinninup Southern Forest’ placing second.

“Both entries were deserving and we congratulate Chris for winning two of the competition’s top accolades for ‘Invisible’ – her work showed just how effective art can be at communicating an important message.”

Photos of all winning artworks from this year’s event, which was sponsored by Primewest, can be viewed on the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

Artists interested in submitting artwork for the 2019 Community Art Exhibition can subscribe to the City’s Arts mailing list by emailing their contact details to cogarts@gosnells.wa.gov.au.