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Raewyn Walsh takes home the Objective Award 2011

Congratulations to Raewyn Walsh who picked up this year’s biggest prize – the premier award for Vessel 2011, (copper, paint, graphite and cast resin) 

Guest judge Deborah Crowe said that the first prize work was striking for its simplicity and confident in its execution. “This work stood out to the judging panel for its poise, deft manipulation of materials and sophisticated referencing of the past in a contemporary context” she explained.
Jewellery made a clean sweep with runner up going to Kvetoslava Sekanova  and third prize awarded  to Jasmine Watson

Raewyn Walsh – jewellery box last day

photo courtesy of Raewyn Walsh

Raewyn Walsh is in the Masterworks jewllery box this month.  She taken a nice step from her dark stacked objects into colour.  She is still investigating the silver tea service and intervening with its reading and function, but the subtle introduction of colour adds an exciting new aspect. Here is how Raewyn describes the work:

photo courtesy of Raewyn Walsh

I am still interested in the vessel, especially the silver tea service, and this time I have set my sights on the vessel accoutrements; those parts that are added on but which also define the use and function of said vessel. Here the teapot spout is recast as a brooch and spoon handles become pendants that are long enough to be held.