15 December, 2023

Toogoolawah artist takes out art award

Toogoolawah artist Naomi McKenzie won this year’s Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) Emerging Artist award, as there were more than 350 entrants.

Toogoolawah artist takes out art award - feature photo

Naomi’s artwork titled ‘Where We Meet’ was a silver gelatin photographic piece, hand processed on metallic paper.

Naomi said the prize-winning artwork explored perspective from a psychological viewpoint.

“It tussles with the different personas often harboured within us. In my case, it’s the mother versus the artist. We experience the world from totally different perspectives yet there is a sweet point, and calculated consolidation where those identities create something extraordinary,” Naomi said.

Naomi recently exhibited at The Condensery, the Somerset Regional Art Gallery.

The winning work earned Naomi a non-acquisitive cash prize of $5,000 thanks to Consolidated Properties Group.


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