ArtDrive puts art talent on the map

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
Artists Chris Bolton, Kim Tetlow and Debbie Crothers.
Camera IconArtists Chris Bolton, Kim Tetlow and Debbie Crothers. Credit: Francesca Mann

Art shifted up a gear with the recent launch of ArtDrive, a 270km self-drive art tour through the Mid West.

The Greenough Historic Settlement was packed to capacity for the launch, which featured an awards presentation.

The tour features 20 installations from community members, school groups and artists.

First place for the Greenough/Walkaway category was awarded to Joy Graham and Andy Fawcett for their interactive entry A Turning World, which depicts a world relying heavily on technology and recycling and is made entirely from disused items.

Mullewa Arts Development Group won first place in the Mullewa/Tenindewa/Moonyoonooka category for their piece Searching for a Signal.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the judges came to a unanimous decision with both winners.

“The entries in this year’s ArtDrive display a high-level of creativity and resourcefulness,” he said.

Sylvia Vella’s entry Happy Monkeys claimed runner-up in the Greenough/Walkaway category, while Peter and Wendy Norris’ Fairfax Farm Takeoff! came second in the Mullewa/Tenindewa/Moonyoonooka category.

ArtDrive will run until October 30 with the winner of the people’s choice award announced on November 1.

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