Symbolic work takes top prize
Wednesday, 13th July, 2011
An artist who uses materials she finds around her home for her pictures has won this year’s Outback Open Art Prize.
A large crowd assembled last Friday night at the Regional Art Gallery and heard the announcement that Janine Mackintosh had won the top prize for her work “Droughts and Flooding Rains”.
Ms Mackintosh lives on Kangaroo Island and she said that was where she collected the twigs she used to make her picture. The twigs have been carefully sewn to the surface to create a mandala “for viewing the world”.
The runner-up was Margaret Loy Pula’s “Bush Potato” in acrylic on linen.
The judge, Michael Rolfe, CEO of Museums and Galleries in NSW, said it was always a challenge to select a winner, and Art Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale said the quality and diversity of the short list was a pleasure to work with.
“I would also extend our thanks to this year’s judge, along with Raylee Hart for her generous sponsorship of the event in partnership with Broken Hill City Council," Mr Tindale said.