Awards Night Honours Kwinana’s Talented Artists

9/11/2018 10:00 a.m.

​​9 November 2018

Four local performing and visual artists were recognised last night at the City of Kwinana's inaugural Arts and Culture Awards.

Guests attended the Awards, which included an exhibition and performances from local artists, at the purpose-built Amphitheatre located behind the Koorliny Arts Centre.

"These awards have been established to recognise community members who have made significant contributions to the arts and cultural life in our City", Mayor Carol Adams said.

"They are a celebration of a multitude of art forms - dance, music, performance, visual arts and media that mirror the diversity of our City and its artists," she said.

In recognising local artists, the City of Kwinana hopes to draw attention to their works from members of the wider community.

"We believe that art has the power to build bridges, to communicate and to celebrate cultural diversity across communities and people," Mayor Adams said.

Junior Performing Arts Person of the Year – Shakaylee Wallam, a proud young indigenous woman attending Gilmore College. The Year 9 student is a talented visual artist, singer and dancer.

Performing Arts Person of the Year - Kelly Salathiel, founder of local group Laughing Horse Productions, a not-for-profit theatre company. She is a passionate and dedicated member of the Kwinana Performing Arts community.

Junior Visual Arts Person of the Year - Carissa-Joy Winter, a skilled artist who works with various mediums, from paint and pencil, sculpture and pottery, to photography. She was recently one of 12 finalists in the City of Rockingham Youth Art Awards.

Visual Arts Person of the Year - Ashley Collard, a very talented indigenous man who works for Clontarf Academy, based at Gilmore College. He is a gifted musician/singer and a brilliant artist and painter.

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