Award-winning artworks go on tour

The City of Ipswich is celebrating its creative community with satellite art exhibitions featuring a range of artworks from the 2021 Ipswich Art Awards.

Winning and highly commended artworks from the 2021 Ipswich Art Awards will feature in a touring exhibition that will visit Springfield and Rosewood.

Mayor Teresa Harding thanked the award entrants for their wonderful contributions to Ipswich’s creative community.

“The Ipswich Art Awards are designed to provide a platform for engagement, recognition and professional development for our wonderful variety of local artists,” Mayor Harding said.

“The touring collection speaks for itself, with beautiful entries across painting, print-making, three dimensions and more on display.”

The satellite exhibition will visit Rosewood Library from 3 to 10 June 2021 and Springfield Central Library from 12 to 18 June 2021.

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair Councillor Andrew Fechner said the 2021 awards were bigger and better than ever, with the winning artworks announced at the exhibition’s sold-out opening in May.

“The 2021 Ipswich Art Awards were incredibly well supported by the creative community with more than 260 works submitted,” Cr Fechner said.

“This year featured a number of ‘firsts’, with three new categories including three-dimensional, mixed media, and new media.”

The 2021 Ipswich Art Awards winners were selected by Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art curator Samantha Littley and Brisbane-based art dealer, valuer and researcher Bruce Heiser.

The winning works are listed below by category.

Best of Show: Stan by Jason McNamara.

New Media: Camira Chorus by Zanskar Ianusi.

Watercolour: After the Storm by Jean Giarola

Mixed Media: Ribbon Palms on Creek Street, Silkstone by Kirsty O’Brien

Painting: Bundamba Ten Pin by Marty Scanlan

Photography: Solitude by Grant Quinn

Three Dimension: Water Dragon by Catherine Anderson

Printmaking: Memories of Home by Chenaya Bancroft-Davis

Drawing and Pastel: Artist Kitchen by Annamaria Mays

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