WA artists passionate about the state’s unique landscape will soon be showcasing their work in Claremont.
Her landscape work will be exhibited for a week-long exhibition at the Showground as part of the annual Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape, an annual competition traditionally held in conjunction with the Perth Royal Show.
The first prize winner will receive $20,000 and the opportunity to sell their artwork during the solo exhibition.
Among the 60 shortlisted WA artists is Applecross-based artist Katie Glaskin, who used the exhibition as an opportunity to speak out on a subject close to her heart.
Her work Inlet View, Denmark depicts the Danish landscape and uses acrylic on canvas in bright pops of color to add a festive element.
Glaskin told PerthNow she had been visiting Denmark on and off since her early 20s.
“It’s incredibly beautiful and I love it,” Glaskin said.
“But over the past decade I’ve seen the impact that climate change is having on the area.
“It is now subject to drying out due to climate change, so for me painting means celebrating the place but also reflecting on the effects of climate change drying out the landscape.
“To see this impact is devastating.”
Inlet View, part of a larger collection called The Road to Denmark, is on display alongside works by other Perth artists, handpicked from more than 200 entries.
Glaskin said she hoped her work would evoke an “emotional response” from those who saw the play.
“I’m really interested in the aesthetic effect of triggering that emotional response to something, so I’m hoping the work will appeal to people on that level,” she said.
“I’m interested in using color to achieve a certain vibrancy in color, so in many of my paintings you often see a series of colors coming through from below, behind the colors, up.
“I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist; it’s really fantastic and a nice affirmation.
“There are many excellent WA artists who signed up and were shortlisted, so it’s wonderful to be in that crowd.”
The winners of the 2022 Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape will be announced on Thursday 1st September.
The exhibition will be open to the public for the first time outside of the Perth Royal Show from 2nd to 10th September daily from 10am to 4pm at the Claremont Showground.
Glaskin is working on a solo show that she hopes to hold next March.
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