People’s Choice winners announced for Georges River Art Prize

18/12/2017

The winners of the inaugural Georges River People’s Choice Prize and Georges River Favourite Young Artist Prize were announced on Friday 1 December 2017.
 
Mayor of Georges River Council Cr Kevin Greene said that over 130 people cast their votes at the Hurstville Museum & Gallery, and Kogarah Library and Service Centre for their favourite artwork.
 
“We’re pleased to announce that the Georges River People’s Choice Prize of $500 was awarded to local artist, Julia Trembicki, for her work ‘Acceptance’”, said Mayor Greene.
 
“The Georges River Favourite Young Artist Prize of $100 was awarded to Zoe Lee, 9, for her work ‘Travelling up the mountain’.”
 
“Council is pleased to be able to provide exposure for both professional and budding artists through the Art Prize.
 
“It’s also an excellent way for the Hurstville Museum & Gallery to not only acquire works and build its collection, but showcase local artists.
 
 “Judges and staff have been thrilled with not only the calibre of the works that were entered in this year’s Art Prize, but the participation of the community to decide the People’s Choice winners,” he added.
 
Julia Trembicki said of her work, “This picture is all about accepting the diversity of people and remembering that we need to look beyond our differences, be they cultural, physical, or of opinion and beliefs, and embrace the uniqueness of every individual.”
 
Zoe Lee described her work as “a man with his donkey traveling around the mountains. On the way they see a very special unicorn and a very rare flower.”
 
Georges River Art Prize is on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery and the
Little Artist Prize is on display at Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre, with the exhibition finishing on 13 December.
 
For more information please call 9330 6400.