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April 11, 2021

Blue Knob artist wins 2014 Border Art Prize

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Lae Oldman’s intricate, ’One Leaf to another’ caught judge Jane Cush’s eye to gain him first prize in this year's Border Art Prize. Photo Jeff Dawson
Lae Oldman’s intricate, ’One Leaf to another’ caught judge Jane Cush’s eye to gain him first prize in this year’s Border Art Prize. Photo Jeff Dawson

Despite a day of bad weather 415 people turned out for the announcement of winners in the 2014 Border Art Prize at Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, on Friday night.

Enthusiastic arts patron, teacher and artist, Shirley Kennedy, sponsored two encouragement awards of $250 each and two awards of $500 each.

In consultation with Gallery director, Susi Muddiman, Shirley awarded encouragement awards to Susanne Walden of Uki for her simple figurative pencil on paper work Serenity and to Louise Fulton of Alstonville for a unique and delightful mixed media drawing Twins.

Receiving $500 awards were Anne Mossman from Elanora Qld for her beautifully balanced handcrafted porcelain vessel Carapace and David Hickson from Ocean Shores for Barcelona, a sculptural wall piece in wood, acrylic paint and oil pastel.

Michele Bevis of Uki, sitting in the front row of the audience, was stunned to hear she had won the third prize of $500, funded by the Friends of the Gallery.

This year’s judge, Goulburn Regional Gallery director Jane Cush noted that her Coffee Table Book, made from recycled Perspex and printed images, used a ‘gentle humour to “speak” about a serious environmental issue’, that of waste and consumerism.

The second prize of $1,500, also funded by the Friends of the Gallery, was awarded to Mullumbimby artist Carolyn Delzoppo for The Rim, a work in pencil, monotype and pastel. Jane said ‘this work shows an experienced and skilled eye and hand that has taken simple subject matter in various mediums as individual pieces to make up a pleasing and beautiful whole’.

And finally, Blue Knob artist Lae Oldmeadow was surprised and thrilled to be the winner of the Tweed Shire Council funded first prize of $3,000 for his exquisite work One Leaf to another comprising Banksia leaves sewn onto canvas. The judge said ‘as a sculptor I was immediately intrigued by this work and when I realised how it had been made I was in awe. It is a meticulously detailed work created in swirls that flow seamlessly across the canvas. It is almost a drawing in leaves.’

Jane Cush remarked, ‘not everyone can be a winner but each time you enter a prize such as this, it is a great experience and you ensure that galleries can continue to provide a forum for regional artists to enter and have their works seen’.

A joint initiative of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and the Tweed River Art Gallery, the Border Art Prize was developed to support the endeavours of artists living and working in this region. The exhibition is held annually, with the Gallery venue alternating each year. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter and attracts a wide variety of styles from both well-known and emerging artists, reflecting the lively artistic community of this area.

The exhibition can be viewed 10am-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, until Sunday 3 August.

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