A WARMING vision of two Italian friends has taken out the major prize at this year’s Bayswater Art Awards.
Judges selected Louise Clarke’s oil-on-canvas “Ciao-Amici’ for acquisition and the $5,000 major prize. Judges were Sharon Tassicker, an experienced curator and exhibitions manager, and former arts minister Sheila McHale.
They selected Ciao-Amici for its strong representation of the stories and lives of migrants.
This year’s exhibition had the most artworks on display ever, with near 300 entrants and the final works curated by local artist Leo Flavel.
The exhibition is on display at The Rise in Maylands, 10am – 4pm until November 20, and votes are still open for the peoples’ choice award.