Artists battle in high-tempocompetition

North West Telegraph
The crowd votes for their favourite piece of work.
Camera IconThe crowd votes for their favourite piece of work. Credit: FORM

More than 70 people watched as eight artists went head-to-head to be crowned the 2017 Art After Dark: Artist Battle winner on Thursday, October 26, at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery.

First-time Hedland Art Award finalist Amie Montefiore creates wax transfer pieces, a new technique she learnt at the Courthouse Gallery's Artist Camp.
Camera IconFirst-time Hedland Art Award finalist Amie Montefiore creates wax transfer pieces, a new technique she learnt at the Courthouse Gallery's Artist Camp. Credit: FORM
Winner Travis Lilley used air-dry clay for his piece.
Camera IconWinner Travis Lilley used air-dry clay for his piece. Credit: FORM

In the competition, sculptor and two-time Hedland Art Award finalist Travis Lilley Greg Taylor, David Hooper, Helen Komene, Sangita Trivedi Daniels, Amie Montefiore, Michelle Siciliano and Kate Mullen battled it out.

Michelle Siciliano chose ink as her medium for the night.
Camera IconMichelle Siciliano chose ink as her medium for the night. Credit: FORM
Cat Cahill participates in Kate Mullen's collaborative art project.
Camera IconCat Cahill participates in Kate Mullen's collaborative art project. Credit: FORM

The artists were paired off and had 30 minutes to create an artwork based on the theme “Heatwave”.

One artist from each pair was chosen as the winner who went on to the final round where they had another 30 minutes to create an artwork based on the theme “Close”.

Greg Taylor works on his piece in the first round of the Artist Battle.
Camera IconGreg Taylor works on his piece in the first round of the Artist Battle. Credit: FORM

The crowd voted Lilley’s piece as the overall winner.

The free Art After Dark sessions are open to anyone in the community and offer people the chance to connect with the arts community and meet new people.

David Hooper uses acrylics to create his artwork.
Camera IconDavid Hooper uses acrylics to create his artwork. Credit: FORM
Sangita Trivedi Daniels works on her glass beads.
Camera IconSangita Trivedi Daniels works on her glass beads. Credit: FORM

The next session will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 16, from 6pm and facilitated by designer and stylist Kitiya Palaskas.

Palaskas will launch her new book Pinata Party and will be holding a craft session, where attendees can learn to create their own mini pinata to take home.

Visit courthousegallery.com.au.

Pastel artist Helen Komene works on her finals piece, based on the theme 'Close'.
Camera IconPastel artist Helen Komene works on her finals piece, based on the theme 'Close'. Credit: FORM

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