Title: Reality Is In The Eye Of The Beholder Description: Digital photographic composite
Dimensions 90 x 60cm
Material: Framed giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Ragstock
WINNER OF THE
PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2017
CONGRATULATIONS Joshua Smith
My miniature work captures a snapshot in time of the Urban Landscape showing the series of levels and layers of different periods of time from the original signage and construction of the building to advertising, decay and graffiti layered on the original structure showing the period of urban decay over time.
This specific work is based on the Old Gas Fitter building on Payneham road opposite the Maid Hotel. A recent hot topic on which the building which has been Heritage listed since 1985 has been left to decay rath.
Title: 10 Payneham Road Description: Scratchbuilt Miniature Sculpture Dimensions: W 30 H 24 D 21.4cm Material: MDF, Cardboard, Paper, Plastruct, Spraypaint, Chalk Pastels, Wood Year: 2017
THANK YOU TO BURNSIDE VILLAGE SPONSOR OF THE 2017 EMMA HACK ART PRIZE PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Welcome to the 4th year of the Emma Hack Art Prize, this year the theme being 'Real or Surreal’ The finalists list is growing with an added 25 new finalists this year, I hope it continues to do so. I would like to personally thank all of the artists that entered the prize over these 4 years, without you, there would be no prize. I do hope you will enter again next year, entries will be open October 1st with a new theme for 2018. We have made records sales this year as this gorgeous venue, Burnside Village. 15% of sales this year are donated to Mental Illness Fellowship SA. The exhibition has been viewed and appreciated by many in this light filled space, thank you for having us, Burnside Village.
Its not too late to purchase your favourite work, the exhibition concludes this Tuesday 24th March at 5pm.
A special thank you goes to Amelia Mazzone from Camelian Design for working on the prize with me the past 4 years and the late night counting of votes for People’s Choice last night! Thanks also goes to Corrina Wright from Oliver’s Taranga for supplying wine for both of these events. Also thanks to Sam Rice from Atmosphere Events for installing the exhibition walls, and my wonderful husband Justin for all of his support. I would love to invite Renee Bilic to announce the People’s Choice Winner proudly sponsored by Burnside Village Congratulations to People's Choice Prize winner, Joshua Smith! Thank you to my co-judges, Penny Griggs and Gavin Blake This year our winner ticked every box possible in every way, the work is succinct to the theme and expertly created, right down to the statement and final result with us today. Congratulations to Brent Leideritz for receiving the $5000 Acquisitive prize, donated by Emma Hack
As with every year of the Emma Hack Art Prize, 15% of the sale of all Finalist artworks will be donated to a relevant charity to the theme chosen.
'This year I have chose 'Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia (Mifsa)’. 1 in 5 people will be affected by mental health in their lifetime, I feel its important to support those experiencing mental health issues and those that care for them. The theme 'Real or Surreal?' lends itself to this theme as the reality of ones thoughts may be surreal to another. Its important to raise awareness and acceptance of mental illness that affects so many.'
Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia
MIFSA is a community based, not for profit organisation delivering a range of programs and services for people affected by mental illness, carers and the community.
All MIFSA programs and services are delivered with a rehabilitation and recovery approach, utilising the 'lived experience' of mental illness. Working alongside and together with participants, our programs create an environment of hope and recovery, offering social support, meaningful activity and opportunities to learn and build upon existing strengths.