Gallery: 2013 QCC Regional Art Award

A GRAPHITE and charcoal drawing featuring a combination of faces by Debra Boyd-Goggin has won the 2013 Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Award.

Maliyan Hayes, 6, with one of glass sculpture entries.

Maliyan Hayes, 6, with one of glass sculpture entries.

Debra Boyd-Goggin with her winning graphite and charcoal drawing 'Faces'.

Debra Boyd-Goggin with her winning graphite and charcoal drawing 'Faces'.

2013 QCC Regional Art Awards winner Debra Boyd-Goggin with judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

2013 QCC Regional Art Awards winner Debra Boyd-Goggin with judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

Finley Hollyhead came to support mum Debra Boyd-Goggin winner of the 2013 QCC Regional Art Award.

Finley Hollyhead came to support mum Debra Boyd-Goggin winner of the 2013 QCC Regional Art Award.

Asha Harman and dad Chris Harman came to support Debra Boyd-Goggin.

Asha Harman and dad Chris Harman came to support Debra Boyd-Goggin.

Ceramic artist Chris Harman with his sculpture.

Ceramic artist Chris Harman with his sculpture.

Ceramic artist Chris Harman with his sculpture.

Ceramic artist Chris Harman with his sculpture.

Indigenous Artist Award winner Arnold J Williams and his piece titled 'Papunya, Home of the Honey Bees'.

Indigenous Artist Award winner Arnold J Williams and his piece titled 'Papunya, Home of the Honey Bees'.

Judge Anita McIntyre, Indigenous Artist Award winner Arnold J Williams and mayor Tim Overall.

Judge Anita McIntyre, Indigenous Artist Award winner Arnold J Williams and mayor Tim Overall.

Judge Anita McIntyre congratulates Arnold J Williams.

Judge Anita McIntyre congratulates Arnold J Williams.

Maliyan Hayes with dad Arnold J Williams.

Maliyan Hayes with dad Arnold J Williams.

Shanaya, Kate and Leeroy Williams.

Shanaya, Kate and Leeroy Williams.

Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley and her digital art piece, Sun Tribute.

Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley and her digital art piece, Sun Tribute.

Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley, judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley, judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

Lauren Wakley and friend Catleen Villanucva.

Lauren Wakley and friend Catleen Villanucva.

Anita McIntyre congratulates Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley.

Anita McIntyre congratulates Young Artist Award winner Lauren Wakley.

Jeremy Lepisto accepted the Commendation Award on behalf of his wife Mel George.

Jeremy Lepisto accepted the Commendation Award on behalf of his wife Mel George.

Matt Curtis and Jeremy Lepisto pose in front of Mel George's glass artwork 'Henderson Road'.

Matt Curtis and Jeremy Lepisto pose in front of Mel George's glass artwork 'Henderson Road'.

Highly Commended Award winner Amanda Edwards with judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

Highly Commended Award winner Amanda Edwards with judge Anita McIntyre and mayor Tim Overall.

Michaela Laurie, Bill Laurie and Lesley Riley.

Michaela Laurie, Bill Laurie and Lesley Riley.

A spectator captures an entry into the 2013 QCC Regional Art Awards.

A spectator captures an entry into the 2013 QCC Regional Art Awards.

Geoffro Denman and Axel Volk.

Geoffro Denman and Axel Volk.

Oliver Primrose and his entry into the 2013 QCC Regional Art Awards.

Oliver Primrose and his entry into the 2013 QCC Regional Art Awards.

The winners for the sixth inaugural art award were announced at The Q on Tuesday, July 30.

Queanbeyan-born ceramic artist and judge Anita McIntyre said it was difficult to pick one winner from the 35 entries received.

“[Faces by Boyd-Goggin] stood out to me as very different from many of the others, the drawing skill was obvious,” she said.

“The juxtaposition of all the different faces resonated with me in terms of the multicultural nature of the city and the life we live.”

This year the awards had the theme “Aspects of Queanbeyan Heritage” and included two new categories.

The first, Indigenous Artist, went to Arnold J Williams for his painting Papunya, Home of the Honey Ants and second, Young Artist, went to Lauren Wakley for her digital painting Sun Tribute.

“I was taken with [Williams’ piece] because of the technique. It’s beautifully rendered, very traditional dot technique with a repetitive pattern and beautifully executed,” Mrs McIntyre said.

Mel George received the Commendation Award for her glass piece Henderson Road and Amanda Edwards received the Highly Commended Award for her drawing Twilight on the Rotunda.

“The glass piece is not shown to its best advantage, you really need light behind it. It’s very subtle and very reflective. The geometric shapes give you the image and your mind fills in the rest of the image,” she said.

“Amanda’s rotunda is lovely example of print form as well.”

Community members are being encouraged to vote for the final award, the People’s Choice Award. They can view all the entries at The Q Exhibition Space and cast their vote until Saturday, August 24.

These photos are available for purchase from the Queanbeyan Age office at 108 Monaro Street or please call 6297 3033.

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