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‘Overwhelming’ number of votes for WAMA prize

A life-like pastel drawing of a female forest red-tailed black cockatoo was a clear favourite among voters of a biennale national award for excellence in nature-inspired art. 

New South Wales artist Andrea Cheers won the WAMA Art Prize people’s choice award for her drawing titled, ‘Ruby’.

The portrait was one of 50 finalists in the works on paper, art and nature-themed exhibition at Ararat Gallery TAMA. The WAMA Art Prize invites a multi-disciplinary range of Australian artists, to celebrate their connection with nature and raise awareness of the importance of conserving the unique Australian environment.

WAMA’s Arts Advisory Council chair Jacqueline Healy said an ‘overwhelming’ number of votes lodged for the people’s choice award was testament to the growing popularity of the art prize. 



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“The people’s choice award is one of my favourite prizes, as it gives the opportunity for the public to have their say on who they think should win and which artwork resonates with them most,” she said. 

WAMA is Australia’s national centre for environmental art, located between Halls Gap and Pomonal. 

People can view the WAMA Art Prize exhibition online via wama.net.au 

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