Artists Nadine Schmoll, Lisa McKimmie and Alexandra Mills have won the major prizes in this year’s Remagine Art Prize hosted by Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby Art Society.
A special Youth Award (16-18 years) went to Emily Li, while Anna Druganova of Hornsby Heights received the Local Artist award.
The theme for this year’s prize was ‘Planet Earth: The future is Circular’, shining a light on the reduction of earth’s raw materials and the need to reuse these finite and precious natural resources.
Queensland-based artist Nadine Schmoll won first prize and $5000 in prize money for her work titled Five Vessels.
“Five Vessels is a collection of small sculptures made by sculpting waste plastic water bottles with heat. Imitating the fragile translucence of glass, these sculptures hold our hopes and dreams of a different future that values plastic for its creative reuse potential,” Nadine said.
Balmain-based artist Lisa McKimmie and Alexandra Mills of Kurraba, were the two runners up, winning $2000 for their works Anthill and Nine O’Clock respectively.
Hornsby Heights resident Anna Druganova took out the Local Artist Award and $1000 for her artwork Leftovers.
“This painting represents after COVID19 reality. Things like masks and plastic bottles could end up in the ocean and pollute the environment,” said Anna, who explained Earth should be protected from these ‘leftovers’ otherwise pandemic becomes ‘Circular’ and comes back again.
Emily Li from Lindfield won the Youth Award (16-18 years) and $500 in prize money for her painting Rainbow Oceans.
This year’s judges were artist Alan Jones and designer/illustrator/sculptor Paul Littrich.
The Remagine Art Prize 2022 finalist exhibition is on show at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, until 12 June 2022, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Picture: Nadine Schmoll, Five Vessels, polyethylene water bottles, mirror, 2022.