Spinifex Hill Studio creative Maywokka Chapman claimed the jury prize patron’s award last weekend as crowds enjoyed a Pilbara-first arts showcase including stargazing, late-night piano and food-truck feasts. Held over 24 hours, the curated art prize exhibition showcased works from artists working across regional and remote WA, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from the Pilbara, Kimberley, Wheatbelt and South West. The opening night celebrated Pujiman woman Chapman, who took home the patron’s prize. Kimberley creative Jacky Chen won the judges’ hearts to claim the judges’ award while the Kathy Donnelly encouragement award went to Rosie Tarku King. Artist Damien Shen, multidisciplinary artist and poet Jazz Money and acclaimed curator Sandra Murray united in person and online to judge the exhibition. Projections of local artwork also featured in Perth with a colourful display at Yagan Square. Mother and daughter Maddison, 9, and Kirsty Murray spent Saturday morning roaming the exhibition and learning about the artworks. Courthouse Gallery+Studio activation co-ordinator Patrycja Rosinska said she was excited to see so many people from all walks of life get involved. “It was beautiful to see people support the arts in this town,” she said.