Great Southern Art Award winner announced

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Kevin Draper with his Scupltures of the Sea work in 2018.
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Albany artist Kevin Draper has taken out the top honour at the Great Southern Art Award ceremony tonight.

His three-dimensional artwork ‘As Above – So Below’ is the first multi-dimensional work to win the prize.

He takes home $5,000 prize and either a supported exhibition or a month working in an artist studio at Vancouver Arts Centre.

Competition judges Lance Hyde, Kate Campbell-Pope and Kirsten Sivyer said the work displays meaning and material woven together with precision and poetry.

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“It speaks of emergence, reflection and depth,” the judges said.

There were over 80 entrants in the competition

Carol Farmer won the Works on Paper Award with her piece ‘Water Eroded Granite Slab above Dingo Beach 1’.

Taysha Barrett took out the Print Award with her artwork ‘Self Portrait with Matiise’.

In the paintings section, Beth Kirkland won with her artwork ‘Mist’, and Rachel Solomon’s piece ‘Chimera’ took out the 3D award.

The 18 to 35-year-old HITFM Acquisitive Award was won by Eve Young with her work ‘Fleeting’.

The Great Southern Art Award will be on exhibition at Vancouver Arts Centre from April 19 to June 1.

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