And the winner is...Kerri Weymouth!
Image: Artistic talent runs in the family. Local artist and Taste Coly Art Prize winner Kerri Weymouth with her Granddaugter Zahlia, who came second in the junior section.
Last weekend Western Riverina Arts rewarded the winner of the 2018 Taste Coly Art Prize Kerri Weymouth with a $500 Cash Prize. The winning artwork is a mixed media piece, influenced by her uncles , Designers Ross Weymouth and John Claringbold, whom Kerri worked with in Melbourne in the 80’s. The artwork is made with materials and beads from their collection, rich colours and textures that capture the abundance of growth and layers that show snippets of the past while sparkling beads add hope for the future.
Western Riverina Arts RADO Derek Motion sees the support of the event as a chance to back emerging artists and give artists from across the entire region something to aspire and work towards. Derek was also very impressed with the entries in the primary & secondary school categories and is happy about the involvement of Western Riverina Arts to support the addition of a cultural aspect to a farm & food festival. WRA sponsored the main prize for the Taste Coly Art Prize with a cash prize of $500 for the second time.
Kerri will be using the prize money sponsored by Western Riverina Arts on self development. “I love to explore a wide variety of mediums and this will allow me to try something different”, says the local artist who resides in Coleambally.
”It was a great opportunity to win the main prize in the Taste Coly Art Prize. Having those art competitions is great for local artist as there is limited opportunities to showcase your work in regional areas. With the support from committees like the Taste Coly festival and Western Riverina Arts it makes it possible for regional artist to exhibit their work and network with other artists and like minded people.”