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This is such an impressively detailed and fully completed drawing for such a young person, with wonderful attention to detail and blending colours. The subject matter is close to my own heart, the oversized, friendly, fantastic creature that looks on the delighted human with great compassion – it’s the mainstay of some of our oldest mythologies, and deep in our dreams. The background details are interesting and intuitively narrative, the blue path is not something you’d notice, but feels very important in describing a journey, a sense of things happening - Shaun Tan
Technically amazing, particularly for a fairly unforgiving medium like watercolour, which requires a fair bit of confidence and planning. One thing about drawing and painting is that it’s very hard to hide nervousness and indecision, it tends to show up in every stroke. On the other hand, when it’s decisive and keen, that also comes across when we look at a picture. The strokes here are strong, bold and alert, which then describes the subject perfectly. All energy radiates out from the point of the nose, the part of the animal that cuts into reality and penetrates the darkness, backed up by vibrant green eyes - Shaun Tan
A painting that could be at home in any gallery, by an artist of any age. The arrangement of soft forms and colours is harmonious and also strange, which is always what you want as a painter, and hard to get right. A picture that feels welcoming and calm, but that also stays interesting and lets the eye roam about like a traveler in a new land - Shaun Tan
A possible fairytale reference pulled into a sharp, contemporary reality, which also captures the feelings of self-awareness, self-consciousness and critique that are so often the unwelcome agenda of teenage life. That the mirror is roughly the same proportion as a tablet screen may not be a coincidence. Technically, in line and shading, composition and concept development, this is a brilliant piece, without losing any emotional charge for all the attention to precise execution. - Shaun Tan
Anyone backpacking alone in a foreign city knows this feeling. We can imagine this scene as one illustration in a much longer, complex narrative. The mixed media here is used very effectively, and the tones carefully considered to give the right feeling of alienation. The weird perspective of receding and scale shifts add to a very particular sense of time and place, yet one that’s also universal. The human figures with reversed outlines are intriguing, feeling anonymous but still lively, just unable to connect with the non-human mouse who, ironically, we identify with thanks to the artist’s skill - Shaun Tan
Entries are judged individually in the following categories:
Entries are judged on their originality, concept, technique and choice of materials used. Please note: due to the high number of entries received for this award each year, individual feedback cannot be provided.
Prizes are donated from the City of Subiaco and award sponsors and are presented to the top three entries in each category. A selection of the best artworks entered will feature in a month long public exhibition at Subiaco Library from Monday 10 July to Sunday 6 August. All exhibited artists receive professional framing or mounting for their artworks.