PRIZE WINNERS 2017

IT WAS A GREAT EXHIBITION OF WORK! THERE WERE AROUND 320 WORKS ENTERED FROM ARTISTS ACROSS THE REGION. THANK YOU TO ALL THE ARTISTS WHO ENTERED THIS YEAR! THIS YEARS WINNERS ARE LISTED BELOW:

BEST IN SHOW

SHINE THE LIGHT‘ by  MELISSA MARKWELL (Mosaic sculpture, surfboard)

BEST IN SHOW’ is a prize awarded to one work, out of all work entered in all the different  sections and mediums in The Coraki Art Prize. It is a prize of $2000The prize winner is chosen by all the judges, this year we had four judges, and together they pick a winner. Thank you to all our judges this year for dedicating their time and expertise to the judging and supporting the Art Prize. Thank you to the sponsors of this years $2000 ‘Best in Show’ prize – QUARRY SOLUTIONS The Art Prize relies on the generosity of all those who kindly sponsor all of our prizes.

MELISSA MARKWELL 'SHINE THE LIGHT,

JUDGES NOTES: This dynamic work oozes confident ease and playfulness. The judges choice for best in show was spontaneously unanimous. It does shine the light and magnetically draws the viewer in. All that we know and feel about the surfboard is incongruous with the weighty materials applied to its surface yet both are in sublime harmony. The lighthouse imagery is joyful and innocent – it fits the form to perfection. Although born of cliches, this highly resolves work has a powerful iconic resonance. The artist takes on the stereotype and runs with it. She looks through fresh eyes and transcends the all too familiar decorated surfboard; she overrides the connotation of mosaic as popular D.I.Y remedy for all things bland in the house and garden.This artist boldly works her magic with these elements and the cliche is transformed into a vibrantly magnetic work of art, shining the light.

PAINTING                                                            FIRST PRIZE


FIRST PRIZE judged by MARC DE JONG, is a prize of $1000 sponsored by RICHMOND VALLEY COUNCIL who we thank kindly for their continued support.

THE CORAKI ART PRIZE is proud to be a source of encouragement to this very talented local young artist, who won first prize ten years ago or so in one of our ‘Youth Art’ sections.

JOSEPH BELFORD, 'VIEW FROM HOME'

Judges notes – Lyrical expressive piece reveals an intimate, private world through a window revealed as an Aussie landscape full of life, texture, colour, modest, humble, a felt experience. A modernist work, glazing, drawing, loose tones.

 SECOND PRIZE

GOANNA HEADLANDS’ by ALVINA KAPEEN (acrylic on canvas)

SECOND PRIZE judged by MARC DE JONG. It is a prize of $200 sponsored by CORAKI HOTEL Thank you to one of our local Coraki businesses for their generous support. We are only a small town so we really appreciate this sponsorship and especially from these guys who are only fairly new owners of the CORAKI HOTEL.

We are proud to see this prize go to Alvina Kapeen who is a local Coraki artist and who’s work we love getting a chance to see. The judge remarked on his appreciation of the dreaming story told in the painting and liked that it was relevant to a place he’s familiar with. Overall he was impressed with Alvina as a painter and saw the work to be uniquely hers.                                                                                                                                                          goanna2

 THIRD PRIZE

‘WHITEWATER @ BOULDERS BEACH’ by DELLENE STRONG (Watercolour)

THIRD PRIZE is $100 sponsored by ART ASPECTS GALLERY who we thank very much for all their continued support throughout the years. Their gallery is always full of beautiful artwork and wares from talented artists from all over the Northern Rivers           rocks              JUDGES NOTES: Stunning watercolour, movement, fluidity, form and structure.

 WORKS ON PAPER                  

FIRST PRIZE

FLOWER‘ by LEANNE ROSE (Texta & pen on paper)                                     

JUDGED by MARC DE JONG                                                                                                     FIRST PRIZE is a $1000 sponsored by FOOT FINESSE. Who we thank very much for the very generous support given by sponsoring this prize. Congratulations Leanne! We have been told that winning this prize has brought much joy and happiness to her and her family, friends and support workers.

LEANNE ROSE, 'FLOWER' JUDGES NOTES:  Stars, colour sings, form moves and stretches out, inclusive, cultural and dynamic.

 SECOND PRIZE

‘COASTAL JOURNEY’ by FIONA NICHOLLS 

SECOND PRIZE is $200 sponsored by CORAKI ART PRIZE. Due to difficulty this year in finding sponsors for the prizes. We were happy to see Fiona  Nicholls former judge for the Coraki Art Prize Fiona win in not just one section but two! what beautiful work                                                                                                                    coastal                 JUDGES NOTES: Calming dreamlike depth.

* Apologies for the quality of image – it doesn’t do Fiona’s work justice

THIRD PRIZE

FRACTAL GECKO’ by PAUL HOBSON ( colored pencil, pen, pencil on paper)

THIRD PRIZE is $100 voucher by PREMIER ART AND FRAMING  Who we thank very much for being a sponsors once again – thanks for your support.

JUDGES NOTES: Beautifully rendered fades, transitions, pattern, psychedelic – circle of life eye.

PAUL HOBSON 'FRACTEL GECKO' JUDGES NOTES: Beautifully rendered fades, transitions, pattern, psychedelic – circle of life eye.

SCULPTURE

FIRST PRIZE

‘PARCHED – NIMBIN ROCKS’ by SUSAN JACOBSEN 

FIRST PRIZE is a prize of $800, sponsored by The Coraki Art Prize .

Susan Jacobsen can call herself a Coraki Art Prize multi-award winner adding to the list 1st in Sculpture 2017.

JUDGES NOTES:  This is a very understated work whose subject matter in reality is anything but. The artist interprets the rocks in a stylised geometric manner – sharp and sheer is the feeling. The work is tiny yet it has a hint of monumentality, the forms are restrained yet their beautifully resolved surfaces exude the feeling of rock. There is nothing decorative here- Each mark is essential and pure. Full of understanding and meaning.

parched

JUDGES NOTES:  This is a very understated work whose subject matter in reality is anything but. The artist interprets the rocks in a stylised geometric manner – sharp and sheer is the feeling. The work is tiny yet it has a hint of monumentality, the forms are restrained yet their beautifully resolved surfaces exude the feeling of rock. There is nothing decorative here- Each mark is essential and pure. Full of understanding and meaning.

SECOND PRIZE

‘BREAKFAST TRAY’ by MIRIAM SALOMON

SECOND PRIZE is $250 sponsored by SWAN BAY SANDSTONE LANDSCAPE AND QUARRY SUPPLIES. A local business who has supported The Coraki Art Prize throughout many of its years – thank you once again for your sponsorship.                                                                  breakfast

JUDGES NOTES: Here is a quietly resolved work that has a timelessness about it. This breakfast has been going on for centuries! We feel we could part of it – personal associations and memories are evoked, The work is beautifully executed. The tray that holds these familiar objects could even be seen as a frame surrounding a STILL LIFE painting, stillness permeates the work which has the capacity to hold the the viewer in its many layers of meaning.

PHOTOGRAPHY

FIRST PRIZE

REEF PLAY’ by FIONA NICHOLLS 

JUDGING by MARK DAVIES                                                                                                          This is a prize of $800 sponsored by MID RICHMOND PLUMBERS. We appreciate the many years of support this great Coraki business has provided  are very thankful.

JUDGES NOTES: The light and composition make this a beautiful image that is well presented. There is a lovely sense of dynamic in the image.

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JUDGES NOTES: The light and composition make this a beautiful image that is well presented. There is a lovely sense of dynamic in the image.

SECOND PRIZE

MEETING PLACE’ by RUDIGER WASSER 

SECOND PRIZE gets $100. It was a challenge this year to find sponsors for all the prizes so this one also sponsored by The Coraki Art Prize.

JUDGES NOTES: The circle is quite strong in an image full of lines, the dynamics is very strong. But a change in perspective may have altered the end result.

RUDIGER WASSER 'MEETING POINT'

JUDGES NOTES: The circle is quite strong in an image full of lines, the dynamics is very strong. But a change in perspective may have altered the end result.

POPULAR CHOICE

LOCAL’ by CAROL GRAY 

AS VOTED IN BY THE PUBLIC

POPULAR CHOICE IS A PRIZE OF $500 SPONSORED BY THE RURAL TRANSACTION CENTRE. A big THANK YOU to the RTC for all their help and participation and sponsorship.

CAROL GRAY 'LOCAL'

YOUTH ART 12 YEARS & UNDER

FIRST PRIZE

‘DOG’ 

 PHOENIX ALLEN

dog

SECOND PRIZE

THE LIGHTHOUSE’ 

ALLERIA BROWN

lighthouse

YOUTH ART 13 – 18 YRS

FIRST PRIZE

INCONSOLABLE

ELLA SPACKMAN

eye

SECOND PRIZE

‘NATIVE’  

URSULA SCHNIEDER

group

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by | November 1, 2017 · 3:12 pm

INFO ON OUR JUDGES FOR 2017….

This year’s Coraki Art Prize is very lucky to have Marc de Jong judging both the ‘PAINTING’ and the ‘WORKS ON PAPER’ sections. Marc was one of Melbourne’s most notable stencil artists in the 90’s, playing a defining role in the contemporary Australian street art scene and Marc has been exhibited and collected by several galleries including the National Gallery of Australia. Separate from the street art he is an established contemporary painter. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Art and, prior to that, studied under Howard Arkley while completing an advanced certificate of Art and Design at Prahran TAFE. He has had many solo exhibitions and been involved in numerous group shows. He was a finalist in the 2010 Archibald Prize, 2009 Sulman Prize, the 2008 Wynne Prize, the 2008 Fleurieu Biennale and the 2006 ABN Amro Emerging Artist’s Award among other art prizes.

Also this year’s Coraki Art Prize is extremely lucky and proud to have Sandra Taylor judging the ‘SCULPTURE’ section this year.
Sandra recently had a retrospective exhibition called, ‘True Stories Sandra Taylor 1975 – 2017’, down at the Grafton Regional Gallery, it was superb. Those lucky enough to have gone would have seen the work which speaks for itself.

Sandra Taylor is considered a significant Australian artist who has made many major contributions to the visual arts through her practice as well in her work as a teacher, and in particular to ceramics.Her work has been influential, and has been loved and admired by many.
One could write a very long list of her achievements but I’ll just mention a few. She has exhibited extensively nationally as well as overseas, her work has been exhibited in major public galleries as well as in many private ones. Her work has been collected by many galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Powerhouse Gallery.
Private collectors include the likes of Sir Elton John, the late Sir Michael Parkinson and David Evans, President of MGM/United Artists.
Grafton Regional Gallery has been collecting her work for many years and continues to collect her work as Sandra has worked and lived locally.
Sandra has also been a great support to the Coraki Art Prize over the years, working as a volunteer, an adviser and judge, has donated work as a prize for fundraising in a raffle and has also entered work.Sandra Taylor JPEG 2

Above image from front cover of ‘ True Stories Sandra Taylor 1975 – 2017’ picture of work by Sandra Taylor, ‘Glorious home, fabulous pool view I’, 1996, terracotta.

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Above picture of work by Sandra Taylor,
‘Oh cow of full and empty meaning’,
1994,
earthenware.

Sandra Taylor JPEG

Picture of work by Sandra Taylor,
‘Room II’
1978,
handbuilt various inlaid coloured clays & painted & stain clays.

Our judge for PHOTOGRAPHY this year is the very talented Mark Davis.

Mark has been a keen photographer for nearly 30 years and until recently, convened a camera club in Ballina. Mark has won numerous local and interstate awards for his photography including Ipswich Art Awards, BHP Waltzing Matilda Photographic Competition, Bentley Art Show, Ocean Shores and selected numerous times in the Caldera Art Awards. In 2012 Mark held a very successful exhibition of his infrared photography at the Tweed Regional Gallery. Marks enjoys many forms of photography and often uses his images to make other artworks. More of his work can be seen on his website www.markd.com.au .

Mark owns and manages Ballina Art & Framing and will display 2 of his images.

make an image – don’t just take a photo
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THANK YOU TO ALL THE ARTISTS THAT ENTER WE LOVE SEEING YOUR WORK!

A BIG THANK YOU to the artists whose images of entries from 2015 were used to make the 2017 entry form look great.
On the cover – ‘Landmarks’ by Leora Sibony.
In the center clockwise from top left – ‘Elliot’s Journey’ by Tia Terry,
‘Song’ by Katka Adams, ‘Perspective Rail’ by Rose Storer,
‘Head Space’ by Caroline Ezzy, ‘Stalking’ by Charlie Llewellyn.Snapshot 2017 CARP Entry form

Below clockwise from top left –
‘Echidna Mating Season’ by Vanessa Kapeen,
‘Ruby in a Chair’ by Sacha Walker,
‘Brother’ by Chantelle Ferguson Mamallacta,
‘Tabulam Summer’ by Rowan McDonough,
‘Milford Sound NZ’ by Selwyn Crook.

Snapshot CARP 2017 Entry from

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THANK YOU NEV – YOU’RE THE BEST!

Hello everyone, This an overview of our entry form for this year’s Coraki Art Prize 2017. A big thank you to Neville Minch who produced yet another beautiful entry form !2017 CARP Entry Form JPEG

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ARTICLE FROM CORAKI & DISTRICT NEWS ABOUT THIS YEARS NEW VENUE….

Hello everybody, here is an article from the Coraki & District News that tells you about the new venue for this year’s Coraki Art Prize Exhibition – Coraki Campbell HealthOne on Surry St, which is located behind the Conference Centre and old hospital building. All artwork will be shown in the one venue this year instead of split over two venues like it has in previous years.

CARP2017 District News Article

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ARTICLE FROM THE ECHO NEWSPAPER 19TH SEPT 2017

Below is an article from the Echo Newspaper about the help the Coraki Art Prize got from the Men’s Shed in Casino. They were kind enough to help with modifications to the picture rails that are being installed in the Coraki HealthOne Building in preparation for our upcoming exhibition of works entered in the Art Prize.
A reminder to everyone that there will only be one venue for the exhibition this year, on the 28th and 29th of October!Men's Shed Article, Echo Newspaper, 27092017

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM THE RICHMOND RIVER EXPRESS EXAMINER 11TH OCT 2017….

Here’s an article from yesterday’s Richmond River Express Examiner about the upcoming Coraki Art Prize and picture of president of the Coraki Art Prize Melva Thompson holding a painting by local Coraki artist Vanessa Kapeen.
Also includes an article about an upcoming exhibition starting in November at the Bankhouse Gallery in Mallanganee called ‘High Tea’ featuring a body of work by the very talented Christine Spedding who is one of our favorite artists!

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by | July 28, 2017 · 7:00 pm

The 2017 Coraki Art Prize

Untitled 4This year’s Coraki Art Prize will be held over the last weekend in October. All artists are encouraged and invited to enter this year, the 6 sections include:

  •  Painting
  • Works on Paper (drawing & printmaking)
  •  Sculpture
  •  Photography 
  • Youth Art (12yrs & under) – in any medium
  • Youth Art (13 – 18yrs) – in any medium

All entries must be original and must have been produced in the last 12 months and each artist can enter up to two entries.

There is prize money to be won in each section as well as an overall $2000 prize to be won by the ‘Best In Show’ and a ‘Popular Choice’ prize of $500 which will be chosen by the public who come to see the exhibition of works entered.

Entry Forms will be available soon on this website and will be distributed and made available through out the Northern Rivers.

Enquiries can made to : info@corakiartprize.org.au or (02)6683 2729

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