MEANWHILE, Bayswater council recently announced the winners of its annual community art awards at The Rise.
Miik Green won the open award for Xylem Series: Avium24, Jane Button took out the sculpture award with Navigate, and George Linke snagged the resident award for Lady of the Lake.
The city received 176 entries across 11 categories, including a new photography award won by Mayland’s Marnie Richardson.
“The community art awards are a long-standing tradition in Bayswater and we are consistently blown away by the level of creative talent that exists in our community,” says Bayswater mayor Dan Bull.
“Council prides itself on fostering art and culture within our local community.
“Thank you to members of Bayswater Art Society and Ellis House Community Arts Centre who volunteered to oversee the exhibition, the judges Alex Maciver and Sharon Tassicker and to curator Leo Flavel of Studio 281.”
Other winners included Srinika Sambath Kumar, who won the primary school award for Chasing Your Star Dreams.