Oksana Waterfall, of Mullumbimby, won the Artfelt Art Prize for her drawings of her son, titled My True Self.
Oksana Waterfall, of Mullumbimby, won the Artfelt Art Prize for her drawings of her son, titled My True Self. Rebecca Lollback

Mother wins Artfelt Art Prize

DESCRIBED as tender and vulnerable, Oksana Waterfall's drawings of her son took out first place in the Artfelt Art Prize at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery on Friday night.

The Mullumbimby-based artist did the drawings, titled My True Self, as part of her TAFE diploma.

“They didn't take me very long,” she said.

“They're about my love for my son – he's 17.

“It's about watching my children, their trials of being teenagers.”

Second place went to Wendy Andrews for her ‘powerful' film, while third was awarded to Michelle King for her photograph, Reverse.

The Artfelt Art Prize and Exhibition was themed around relationships and was a fundraiser for Heartfelt House at Alstonville. Executive director Vicki Hamilton said Artfelt was the ‘fulfilment of a dream'.

“It's all about helping people to feel safe in their relationships again,” she said.

The Artfelt exhibition is at the gallery in Cherry Street, Ballina, until August 1.

Some works are also on display at The Little Art Shop in Alstonville.



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