Clare's art a popular choice


Best in show: Marion Arent, Tabulam, Life in the Balance: Rolling the Dice.

Janelle Saffin Encouragement Award: Matilda Giese, Clunes, Ballet Practice.

Koori Mail Encouragement Award: Alvina Kapeen, Coraki, All different nationalities gathering together to become one.

Painting: First - Melitta Perry, Mullumbimby, Country Hall (Anniversary Dream). Second - Susan Jacobsen, Ballina, Local Property. Third - Dan McDonnell, The Channon, Still Life. Highly commended - R. Lippett, Lismore, XXX R.I.P.

Works on paper: First - Darren Bryant and Joanna Kambourian, Coraki, Dark Décor Blue Print. Second - Louise Fulton, Alstonville, Doppelganger. Third - Susan Jacobsen, Ballina, River Bank Sketch.

Sculpture: First - Paris Naday and Darmin Cameron, Larnook, Utopia Towers. Second - Daniela Bradley, Baywood Chase, Constraints.

Photography: First - Bonnie Sevil and Stephen Blanche, Evans Head, Fade to Black 6. Second - Michael Moynihan, Lismore, Liz.

Youth art (12 years and under): First - Ella Spackman, Coraki, Self Portrait. Second - Hanna Spackman, Coraki, Little Blue Bird. Highly commended - Luki Foster, Coraki, Playing Handball With My Cousins.

Youth art (13-18 years): First - Matilda Bird, Lismore, Orange: Skin-Deep Religious Belief. Second - Jessica Free, Kyogle, Arabian Horse. Encouragement award: Rosie Barwick, Coraki, Languid Liquidity.

Youth photography (13-18 years): First - Sasha Houtzager, Mullumbimby, Wildwood Dreaming. Second - Sasha Houtzager, Mullumbimby, The Enchanted Fall.

Coraki and District: Its people and places: First - Dr Jurriaan Beek, Casino, Going Home. Second - Jai Tuck, Woodburn, After The Storm.

CORAKI artist Clare Barry took out the Popular Choice award at the 14th annual Coraki Art Prize, two weekends ago.

The award was decided by votes from those who attended the art prize exhibition during the three days it was open.

Art prize co-organiser George Thompson said the event was a great success, thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy.

About 250 people attended the art prize opening night on Friday.

And more than 400 people viewed the exhibition over the weekend.

Co-organiser Kate Welch said she was "delighted with the way it all came together".

About 150 artists entered 282 works in the art prize's eight sections.

Full results, the art prize catalogue and pictures are available online at the art prize website

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